Morocco fans in Queens, New York took to the street to celebrate after Morocco pulled a stunning upset on Saturday, the second day of the quarterfinals in FIFA World Cup 2022 when they beat Portugal, 1-0. At the same time, they also made history by becoming the first African nation to progress into the World Cup semi-finals. 

Soon after the match ended, Moroccan fans in the Big Apple took to the streets, shutting them down as they celebrated by singing, dancing, and lighting flares. Videos of their celebration went viral on social media.

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Watch the moment below:

People on Twitter also reacted to the videos. “More footballing heritage than the USA

Must stink to be a USMNT fans,” one of the Twitter users said, while another noted, “Just looks like a normal slightly fiery day in NYC.” Another commented, “We are all Moroccan! Bravo! #Morocco”

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Morocco was significantly out-possessed being outshot 12-9 and Portugal possessed the ball in the match 74 percent of the time. In the 42nd minute, the Atlas Lions struck via a Youssef En-Nesyri header.

Then they successfully held on to their lead throughout the rest of the game despite a late red card to Walid Cheddira. In the end, Portugal was unable to equalize the match as Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe failed to score for their side. 

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Morocco’s will be facing either France or England in the semifinals. Previously, they had to beat Spain on penalties in the Round of 16 to reach the Portugal game.