DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Morocco delivered another shock at the World Cup on Sunday, defeating Belgium 2-0, putting Kevin De Bruyne and 2018 semi-finalists in danger of exiting the group stage. .
Substitute Abdelhamid Saviri scored Morocco’s first goal in the 73rd minute with a free-kick from a tight angle at the near post, past Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Then, in stoppage time, Zakaria Abhlal shot a pass from Hakim Ziyech and shook the net.
Belgium, the world’s second-largest team after Brazil, had won their final seven games of the World Cup group stage. It was Morocco’s first win at the World Cup since 1998 and only three to date.
Belgium, had beaten Morocco, would have been the second team to enter the knockout stage after defending champions France.
Belgium will next face 2018 finalists Croatia in their final group match, while Morocco will face Canada.
Morocco beat Belgium to upset again at World Cup
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