Morocco star Jawad El Yamiq KISSES Pepe on the head after he misses shot in their stunning World Cup win over Portugal

MOROCCAN star Jawad El Yamiq cheekily KISSED rival Pepe’s head after he missed a late effort in their shock win over Portugal.

The Atlas Lions made history on Saturday by becoming the first African nation to reach a World Cup semi-final.

A cheeky Moroccan kissed Pepe on the head after the Portugal ace missed a late chance

Huge miss by Pepe, only to be celebrated by Jawad El Yamiq with a kiss.

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Youssef En-Nesyri leaped high to beat goalkeeper Diogo Costa with a stunning first half header to seal the incredible victory.

Walid Cheddira received a second yellow in the third of eight minutes of additional time to leave Morocco up against it as Portugal desperately pressed for an equaliser.

Veteran defender Pepe, 39, came close with a chance at the death but his header missed – leading to 30-year-old Moroccan centre-half consoling him by planting a kiss on his head.

The final whistle was met by wild scenes of celebration and in the stands.

While Cristiano Ronaldo was left in tears as he trudged off the field in what is most-likely his last-ever World Cup game.

Morocco now know that they will face the winner of England’s clash with France in Wednesday’s semi-final.

But Pepe was furious afterwards that Fifa had appointed Argentinian referee Facundo Tello to officiate the game less than 24 hours after the whistleblower’s home nation had secured their place in the semis.

He said: “We conceded a goal that we didn’t see coming. But what I’ve got to say might come as a bit of a shock but I’m going to have to say it anyway.


“It’s unacceptable that an Argentinian referee was taking charge of our game. They should just give Argentina the title.

“I’m not saying that he was biased towards them but what was that all about in the second half?

“Their goalkeeper spent most of it on the ground. They only added on eight minutes. Is that referee for real? Eight minutes?”