Morocco strike late to assert shock win over Belgium

Abdelhamid Sabiri scored from an audaciously tight angle and fellow substitute Zakaria Aboukhlal added a stoppage-time second as Morocco claimed a shock 2-0 victory over Belgium in World Cup Group F on Sunday.

Sabiri’s free-kick from close to the nook flag caught Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on the close to submit because it rolled in for the winner within the 73rd minute, securing simply Morocco’s third win within the World Cup finals.

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Aboukhlal’s aim got here after a counter-attack, which was arrange by Hakim Ziyech when Belgium have been caught pushing ahead for the equaliser.

The North Africans additionally had the ball within the web with the final kick of the primary half as Ziyech’s free-kick eluded everybody within the penalty space and caught Courtois off guard, however a VAR examine confirmed captain Romain Saiss had been simply offside.

Morocco moved to 4 factors from two video games with Belgium, second on this planet rankings, on three. Canada and Croatia later met in Sunday’s different Group F match.

(Reuters)

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