Ashraf Hakimi went to his mother in the spectator stand, took off his shirt and gave it to her and hugged her and kissed her forehead.
Pepe missed a golden opportunity in added time to equalize and save Portugal from the brink of exit.
The French Didier Deschamps played down the talks of already thinking about the World Cup final after their victory over England in the quarter-finals. France will meet Morocco in the semis on Wednesday.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed stressed during the call that this historic achievement for an Arab team spread an atmosphere of joy and happiness, and confirmed the ability of the people of Morocco to truly compete in major tournaments.
The Moroccan fan, who was in Doha for the Morocco-Croatia match in the World Cup, was bullied after the game.
"We have a whole people behind us, a continent behind us and the Arab world behind us. That's a lot of energy behind us. We're going to try and do everything we can," Regragui said on the eve of the match against Portugal.
The 37-year-old Ronaldo, one of soccer’s greatest players, didn't start for the second straight game but came on as a substitute in the 51st minute.
The North African kingdom's airline called it a "historic qualification" and said jumbo jets would operate the 30 return flights leaving on Tuesday and Wednesday in time for the match.
France captain Hugo Lloris stressed that nothing but only the feeling of competition will prevail among the players of both the teams at the World Cup semi-final.