Morocco 1 – 0 Portugal


Ronaldo benched for the second game in a row? Well, it worked last time, so let’s do it. Ah. Lightning didn’t strike twice and Ramos – hero of the last round – did largely nothing. As did Ronaldo when he came on in the 51st minute (unless you count crying at the end). But the Moroccans. The first Africans to the semi finals of a World Cup, and absolutely good for it. After dispensing with Spain in the previous round (largely thanks to the Spanish players passing penalties into goalkeeper Bono’s arms, for some reason), they more than took care of a much fancied Portuguese side. What a performance. Heroes, nothing less.