Strong Portugal upset in World Cup quarterfinals with loss to Morocco

Web Desk 10:28 PM | 10 Dec, 2022
Strong Portugal upset in World Cup quarterfinals with loss to Morocco
Source: @FIFAWorldCup/Twitter

DOHA – Morocco stunned Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal 1-0 to advance to FIFA World Cup 2022 semi-final in Qatar on Saturday.

Strong Portugal continued to fight but eventually could not find a way through as Morocco's out-fought favorite Portugal, with Youssef En-Nesyri being commended as the man behind today’s victory.

Shortly after the end of the first half, En-Nesyri's towering header made the most of a cross from left-back Yahya Attiat. Moroccans started cheering as soon as the header deceived Portuguese keeper Costa and went straight into the goal.

Portugal counter-attacked but their effort went in vain with the solid defense of Moroccan goalkeeper Bono.

The upsets continued to throw up new shockers every day in an ongoing sports event as earlier strong Brazil were knocked out of the tournament, and now Portugal was shell-shocked after suffering defeat.

After the 40th minute in the game, the Moroccan striker jumped above the Portugal defenders to approach Yahya Attiat-Allah's cross, using their head to tip ball past the goalkeeper who crashed into his own defender.

Portugal continued struggling to break through the Moroccan defense; star player Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the bench shortly after the break and was unable to help his side avoid getting outfoxed by Morocco.

Morocco wingers Sofiane Boufal and Azzedine Ounahi continued to chase throughout the thrilling game, while defender Yahia Attiyat Allah also displayed A-game. Morocco skipper Romain Saiss came off injured in the second half, and substitute Walid Cheddira was sent off in injury time.

Morocco first ever African, second Muslim FIFA World Cup semi-finalists

In a first in the Arab world, Morocco became the first squad to make the last four. Earlier, Turkey holds the record to qualify for the semis in the leading event.  

The red shirts also made their continent proud by becoming the first-ever nation among them to qualify for the semi-finals of the mega event.

Morocco will now lock horns with either England or France in the next round. France and England will face off in the last FIFA World Cup 2022's quarter-final tomorrow at 12 am.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 23, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 23, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.1 286.15
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 343.5 347
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.4 76.2
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.55 757.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.77 41.17
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 919.22 928.22
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.66
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 731.97 739.97
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.43 78.13
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 305.12 307.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.19 8.34

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 23 March 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 203,800 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,730.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350


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