Morocco beat Spain on penalties to reach the World Cup quarter-finals. They will now take on Portugal in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

Hundreds of people are still out on the streets celebrating Morocco’s win in Doha’s downtown Msheireb area — families, groups of men and women.

Some look exhausted but many are doing their best to keep the jubilant mood going by blowing vuvuzelas and horns.

Car traffic has backed up in parts of the neighbourhood and streams of people are walking around as the traffic wardens do their best to ease the congestion.

Business is roaring in Doha’s Souq Waqif as restaurants and cafes continue to serve fans into the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Shopkeepers selling football accessories have changed shopfront displays from Lionel Messi and Neymar shirts to Moroccan flags.

Fans of the Atlas Lions, clad in their team’s jerseys and waving Moroccan flags, can be seen every few hundred metres. They are out to paint Doha red, and they will not go home any time soon.