World Cup 2022 Highlights: Morocco upsets Belgium, 2-0
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World Cup 2022 Highlights: Morocco upsets Belgium, 2-0

Sunday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup action included a stunner, as Morocco pulled off an upset of Belgium, winning 2-0 Al-Thumama Stadium in Qatar. The win puts Morocco in a good spot entering the final stage of group play, giving it four points in Group F. Belgium (1W-0T-1L, three points) saw its goal differential fall to minus-one.

Abdelhamid Sabiri scored one of the top goals of the tournament, connecting on a free kick to give Morocco a 1-0 lead in the second half before assisting on its second goal of the match.

Earlier, Japan was stunned by Costa Rica, 1-0, shaking up Group E.

You can watch this game and every match of the tournament on the FOX Sports family of networks — the tournament’s official English-language broadcast partner in the U.S. — and the FOX Sports app and You can also stream full-match replays for free on Tubi.

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Belgium vs. Morocco

Setting the stage

Belgium is aiming to mark its 50th World Cup game with a second win in Qatar after defeating Canada on Wednesday, 1-0, in its opening game of the tournament.

On the other side, Morocco is battling for its first win of the World Cup after a scoreless draw with Croatia earlier this week.

5′ – Belgium getting chances 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 in on the net, but the Belgian goalkeeper kept the Moroccan away with a nice move himself. 

45′ + 4′ – VAR wipes off Morocco’s goal

Hakim Ziyech looked like he scored a goal off a Moroccan free kick to put his squad up 1-0 right before halftime. However, the goal went to a VAR review and was wiped off the board due to an offside. 

Morocco’s Hakim Ziyech puts a free kick in the net but Romain Saïss caught offside in 45’+2′

Morocco's Hakim Ziyech puts a free kick in the net but Romain Saïss caught offside in 45'+2'

Hakim Ziyech put Morocco on the board momentarily after a strong free kick from the right wing, but Romain Saïss was caught offside and the goal was disallowed.

52′ – Hazard hoping for one

Eden Hazard made a nice move to get into the box and fired off a shot on net, but Munir made the stop to keep the game scoreless. 

57′ – Morocco almost on the money

Sofiane Boufal might have had Courtois beat, 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 to give Morocco a 1-0 lead. Unlike the last time it put the ball in the net, this goal stood and didn’t need a review – other than to get another look at the impressive goal. 

Morocco’s Abdelhamid Sabiri scores goal vs. Belgium in 73′

Morocco's Abdelhamid Sabiri scores goal vs. Belgium in 73'

Watch Morocco’s Abdelhamid Sabiri scoring a goal against Belgium in the 73′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

90′ + 2′ – Morocco doubles its lead

Morocco caught Belgium off guard on the attack, with Zakaria Aboukhlal getting in front of the net to score off a pass from Sabiri to secure the win.

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