The second week of the FIFA World Cup 2022 is in full swing Sunday, and we’ve got you covered with all the action. Morocco caused a stir over Belgium by winning 2-0 at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Qatar. The victory puts Morocco in a good position to enter the final stages of group play, giving them four points in Group F, while Belgium’s goal difference falls to minus one.
Abdelhamid Sabiri scored one of the top goals of the tournament. He scored a free kick to give Morocco a 1–0 lead in the second half before assisting on the second goal of the match.
Earlier, Japan was beaten 1-0 by Costa Rica, shaking up Group E.
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Belgium vs. Morocco
Set up the stage
Belgium is aiming to mark its 50th World Cup match with a second victory in Qatar after beating Canada 1-0 in the opening game of the tournament on Wednesday.
On the other hand, Morocco is fighting for its first win at the World Cup after a scoreless draw with Croatia earlier this week.
5′ – Belgium gets chances early
Michy Batshuay provided some pressure for Belgium early on and got a solid look in front of the net, but was held back.
23′ – Thibaut Courtois says goatee
Youssef En-Nesyri blasted in on the net, but the Belgian goalkeeper kept the Moroccan at bay with a nice action.
45′ + 4′ – VAR wipes out Morocco’s goal
Hakim Ziyech looked as if he had scored a goal from a Moroccan free kick to put his side 1-0 up just before half-time. However, the goal went to a VAR review and was ruled offside for offside.
Hakim Ziyech from Morocco kicks a free kick into the net, but Romain Saïss is offside in 45’+2′
Hakim Ziyech put Morocco on the board after a strong free kick from the right wing, but Romain Saïss was sidelined and the goal was disallowed.
52′ – Hazard hopes for a
Eden Hazard made a nice move to get into the penalty area and fired a shot at the net, but Munir stopped to keep the game scoreless.
57′ – Morocco almost on the money
Sofiane Boufal may have beaten Courtois, 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 that put Morocco ahead 1-0. Unlike the last time the ball was thrown into the net, this goal stood and did not need to be revised except to take another look at the impressive goal.
Morocco’s Abdelhamid Sabiri scores goal vs. Belgium in 73′
Watch Morocco’s Abdelhamid Sabiri score a goal against Belgium in the 73′ of the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.
90′ + 2′ – Morocco doubles the lead
Morocco surprised Belgium on the attack, with Zakaria Aboukhlal coming in front of the net to score on a pass from Sabiri to secure victory.
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