5-speed listening (World Cup - Level 4)

Morocco advance to World Cup semi-finals






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The 2022 World Cup continues to produce shocks. The latest is Morocco's win over Portugal. Their 1-0 win means Morocco are the first African or Arab nation to get to the last four. Many experts argue the victory was not a shock. Morocco are one of three teams to reach the quarter-finals unbeaten. They let in just one goal. They beat a pre-tournament favourite Belgium and former world champions Spain. Their performances have been full of grit.

Morocco are dubbed the Atlas Lions. They now play France in a semi-final for a possible historic appearance in the final. Their win against Portugal brought joy and celebrations throughout Morocco. At the final whistle, world leaders flooded social media with congratulations. The ruler of Dubai tweeted: "It was an unprecedented victory for Arab football." Somalia's president tweeted: "This is testimony that Africa is rising."

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