The Moroccan team made the most of the set pieces in the match against Belgium, for the second date of Group F of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, and finally broke parity. Abdelhamid Sabiri took a direct free kick on goal and Thibaut Courtois couldn’t prevent the goal.
The duel at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha reached 72 minutes and the Mexican referee César Arturo Ramos penalized a favorable free kick for the Moroccans on the left wing. The idea was to repeat what was done in the first half, when Hakim Ziyech inflated the nets with a direct shot on goal, but that the referee and the VAR annulled when interpreting an offside by Romain Saiss, who participated indirectly.
For this occasion, the person in charge of taking the ball was Abdelhamid Sabiri, a midfielder entered at 68′. The Sampdoria player aimed for the near post of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, noting that he had taken a step forward, confident that there would be an aerial cross.
The lanky goalkeeper of the Belgium team tried to correct his mistake, but could not react in the best way: Romain Saiss again got in the way of the ball, this time well enabled, and the distraction was enough to make the goal. The Moroccan joy was immediate.
If their victory is consummated, the Moroccan team will add four points and will become the leader of Group F of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, waiting for what happens in Croatia vs. Canada. On the last date of this phase, the African team will collide with the Canadian representative and it will depend on itself to qualify for the round of 16.
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