Morocco are the latest team to secure an upset win at the FIFA 2022 World Cup after they shocked Belgium with two second half goals.
With 17 minutes left on the clock Morocco, won a free-kick at the far corner and Abdelhamid Sabiri’s curling shot evade everyone in the Belgian box to sail into the net with all leisure. And Zakaria Aboukhla fired home from a cut back by Hakim Ziyech to put the game beyond the reach of Belgium, they paid the price for a ponderous performance.
That sparked wild celebrations in the stands of Al Thumama Stadium from thousands of Morocco fans, who had created a raucous atmosphere from the start.
The result means Morocco move above Belgium to the top of Group F on four points, with Croatia and Canada meeting later on Sunday
Few surprises had seemed on the cards early on. After surviving a high-tempo and helter-skelter approach from Canada – their first opponents in Group F – Belgium’s initial job this time was to break down Morocco’s massed defence.
They managed it within the first five minutes, when Thorgan Hazard sent Michy Batshuayi running clear, but he was denied by Munir Mohamedi, a late replacement in the Morocco goal after Bono was taken ill in the warm-up.

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