Shakira congratulated the Moroccan players on winning against Portugal in the FIFA World Cup 2022 quarter-final at the Al Thumama Stadium saying ‘It’s time for Africa’ – the line from her 2010 song Waka Waka. They became the first African team ever to reach the semi-final of a FIFA World Cup. 

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Check out the tweet here.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk also tweeted a congratulation to the North African team for what they achieved in the World Cup in Qatar. On their way to the semi-final, they finished top of Group H, defeating Canada and Belgium.

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In the Round of 16 they won against the 2010 World Cup winners Spain, and finally, the win against the 2016 European Cup winners Portugal which secured them a place in the semi-final.

With Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech and PSG’s Achraf Hakimi leading the way, the North African team is yet to concede a goal in the FIFA World Cup 2022. The only goal against them came in the match against Canada but it was an own goal by Nayef Aguerd. 

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They will now be facing either England or France in the semi-final with the opportunity to become the first African team to reach the final of a FIFA World Cup. If they manage to do it, then they will create even more history making it indeed a World Cup of Africa.

The other semi-final of the FIFA World Cup was decided on Friday when Luca Modric’s Croatia and Lionel Messi’s Argentina went past Brazil and Netherlands respectively to lock horns in the semis.