Defending champions France will face Morocco in second semi-final of this World Cup. Both nations have made a real impact in the tournament so far. But for Morocco if they make it to the final, it will be a huge victory for African football and the Middle East. One of the key figures in African football believes that Morocco's achievement in becoming the first African team to reach the World Cup semifinals will "galvanise" the continent.
The Atlas Lions made history on Saturday by defeating Portugal 1-0. They will now meet France in the semifinals on Wednesday in Qatar (19:00 GMT). Walid Regragui, the coach of Morocco, has emphasised the value of having ambition and the desire to win the World Cup, while Kalidou Koulibaly.
Regragui, who took over as manager in August, claimed that the team's success in reaching the final four has been largely down to self-belief. They advanced after beating 2010 World Cup champions Spain in the round of 16 and after surviving against second-ranked Belgium and 2018 runners-up Croatia in their group.