Morocco star Jawad El Yamiq cheekily kissed rival Pepe’s head after he missed a late effort of their shock win over Portugal.
The Solar stories Morocco made historical past by changing into the primary African nation to achieve a World Cup semi-final.
Youssef En-Nesyri leapt excessive to beat goalkeeper Diogo Costa with a surprising first half header to seal the unbelievable victory.
Walid Cheddira acquired a second yellow card within the third of eight minutes of further time to go away Morocco up towards it as Portugal desperately pressed for an equaliser.
Veteran defender Pepe, 39, got here shut with an opportunity on the demise however his header missed — prompting Morocco’s Jawad El Yamiq to console him by planting a kiss on his head.
After witnessing the smooch, one fan tweeted: “This missed alternative by Pepe and the kiss to the pinnacle is straight up disrespectful.”
One other wrote: “No approach Morocco’s participant kissed Pepe’s head after his 97th minute miss LMAOOO.”
Whereas a fellow viewer commented: “Prime s***housery! Kisses Pepe on the pinnacle.”
The ultimate whistle was met by wild scenes of celebration from the Moroccans.
However Portugal legend Cristiano Ronaldo was left in tears as he trudged off the sphere in what’s most-likely his last-ever World Cup sport.
Morocco will subsequent face France after they beat England of their quarterfinal.
However Pepe was livid afterwards that FIFA had appointed Argentinian referee Facundo Tello to officiate the sport lower than 24 hours after the whistleblower’s residence nation had secured their place within the semis.
He mentioned: “We conceded a aim that we didn’t see coming. However what I’ve acquired to say would possibly come as a little bit of a shock however I’m going to need to say it anyway.
“It’s unacceptable that an Argentinian referee was taking cost of our sport. They need to simply give Argentina the title.
“I’m not saying that he was biased in direction of them however what was that every one about within the second half?
“Their goalkeeper spent most of it on the bottom. They solely added on eight minutes. Is that referee for actual? Eight minutes?”
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