Sundays FIFA World Cup 2022 the action included a stunner, like Morocco succeeded in an upheaval of Belgium, winning 2-0 at Al-Thumama Stadium in Qatar. The victory puts Morocco in a good position to enter the final phase of the group stage, giving them four points in Group F. Belgium (1V-0G-1D, three points) saw their goal differential fall to less than -a.
Abdelhamid Sabiri scored one of the best goals of the tournament, connecting from a free-kick to give Morocco a 1-0 second-half lead before assisting on their second goal of the game.
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On the other side, Morocco are battling for their first World Cup victory after a scoreless draw with Croatia earlier this week.
5 ‘ – Belgium offers opportunities 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 into the net, but the Belgian keeper himself kept the Moroccan at bay with a nice move.
45′ + 4′ – VAR clears Morocco’s goal
Judge Ziyech it looked like he scored a goal from a Moroccan free-kick to put his team ahead 1-0 just before half-time. However, the goal was subject to a VAR review and was cleared from the table due to offside.
Moroccan Hakim Ziyech puts a free kick in the net but Romain Saïss is caught offside at 45’+2′
Hakim Ziyech momentarily put Morocco on the board after a solid free-kick from the right wing, but Romain Saïss was caught offside and the goal disallowed.
52′ – Hazard hopes for one
57 ‘ – Morocco almost on the money
Sofiane Boufal could have gotten Courtois beaten, but his shot from the left side of the box sailed wide.
73′ – This one counts for Morocco!
Abdelhamid Sabiri scored from his own free-kick, which was virtually a shortened corner to give Morocco a 1-0 lead. Unlike the last time he put the ball in the net, this goal held and didn’t need to be seen again – other than to get another look at the impressive goal.
Moroccan Abdelhamid Sabiri scores a goal against Belgium in 73′
Watch Moroccan Abdelhamid Sabiri’s goal against Belgium at 73′ at the 2022 Men’s World Cup.
90’+2′ – Morocco doubles its lead
Morocco caught Belgium off guard in the attack, with Zakaria Aboukhlal get in front of the net to score a pass from Sabiri to secure the win.
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