Sunday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup action included a stunner, as Morocco pulled off an upset of Belgium, winning 2-0 Al-Thumama Stadium in Qatar. The win puts Morocco in a good spot entering the final stage of group play, giving it four points in Group F. Belgium (1W-0T-1L, three points) saw its goal differential fall to minus-one.
Abdelhamid Sabiri scored one of the top goals of the tournament, connecting on a free kick to give Morocco a 1-0 lead in the second half before assisting on its second goal of the match.
Earlier, Japan was stunned by Costa Rica, 1-0, shaking up Group E.
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Belgium vs. Morocco
Setting the stage
Belgium is aiming to mark its 50th World Cup game with a second win in Qatar after defeating Canada on Wednesday, 1-0, in its opening game of the tournament.
On the other side, Morocco is battling for its first win of the World Cup after a scoreless draw with Croatia earlier this week.
5′ – Belgium getting chances early
Michy Batshuay provided some pressure early on for Belgium, getting a solid look in front of the net but was stopped.
23′ – Thibaut Courtois says sike
Youssef En-Nesyri came crashing in on the net, but the Belgian goalkeeper kept the Moroccan away with a nice move himself.
45′ + 4′ – VAR wipes off Morocco’s goal
Hakim Ziyech looked like he scored a goal off a Moroccan free kick to put his squad up 1-0 right before halftime. However, the goal went to a VAR review and was wiped off the board due to an offside.
Morocco’s Hakim Ziyech puts a free kick in the net but Romain Saïss caught offside in 45’+2′
Hakim Ziyech put Morocco on the board momentarily after a strong free kick from the right wing, but Romain Saïss was caught offside and the goal was disallowed.
52′ – Hazard hoping for one
Eden Hazard made a nice move to get into the box and fired off a shot on net, but Munir made the stop to keep the game scoreless.
57′ – Morocco almost on the money
Sofiane Boufal might have had Courtois beat, but his shot from the left side of the box sailed wide.
73′ – This one counts for Morocco!
Abdelhamid Sabiri scored on his own free kick, which was practically a shortened corner kick to give Morocco a 1-0 lead. Unlike the last time it put the ball in the net, this goal stood and didn’t need a review – other than to get another look at the impressive goal.
Morocco’s Abdelhamid Sabiri scores goal vs. Belgium in 73′
Watch Morocco’s Abdelhamid Sabiri scoring a goal against Belgium in the 73′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.
90′ + 2′ – Morocco doubles its lead
Morocco caught Belgium off guard on the attack, with Zakaria Aboukhlal getting in front of the net to score off a pass from Sabiri to secure the win.
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