Morocco Dumps Belgium 2-0 to Keep World Cup Hope Alive
Morocco has beaten second-ranked Belgium to seal a famous 2-0 victory.
Morocco has won a World Cup game for just the third time in their history:
◎ 3-1 vs. Portugal (1986)
◎ 3-0 vs. Scotland (1998)
◉ 2-0 vs. Belgium (2022)
And they’ve ended Belgium’s record of eight straight group game wins.
It really was a match between two halves, as Belgium by all accounts dominated the first one before Morocco, most likely due to the late disallowed goal towards the end of the half, wrested control back.
They continued to threaten the Belgian end as the match wore on, and once Sabiri broke the deadlock they began to believe more and more.
Belgium certainly helped their case by having no choice but to push higher up the pitch, which allowed Morocco even more space to make another penetrating run which ultimately led to the death blow at the end from Aboukhlal.