The result of the Morocco-Belgium match in the 2022 World Cup was promising for the Arab fans, after the Atlas Lions team was close to passing through to the 16th round.
The Moroccan national team played an exciting match against the Belgian national team, within the framework of the second round competitions, for Group Six in the European Championships Qatar World Cup 2022.
The Moroccan national team presented an excellent performance to achieve a deserved victory against the Belgium national team. I salute the hopes of the Arab fans for an Arab team to advance to the next round of the World Cup competitions.
With this result, the Moroccan national team rose to the top of Group F, with 4 points, and the Belgium national team’s balance froze at point 3, awaiting the outcome of the match between Croatia and Canada this evening.
The result of the Morocco and Belgium match in the 2022 World Cup
The result of the Morocco-Belgium match in the 2022 World Cup came, with the Atlas Lions outperforming the Belgian team, with two goals without a response, to put a foot in the round of 16, in the World Cup finals.
The meeting kicked off at three o’clock in the evening Cairo local time, four o’clock in Mecca Al-Mukarramah time, five o’clock in Abu Dhabi time, on the grounds of Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha.
The two teams entered the match and appointed them to the three points, to pass through to the round of 16 of the tournament in its 22nd edition.
Minutes before the start of the match, the Moroccan goalkeeper, Yassine Bounou, was injured after warming up, so substitute goalkeeper Mounir Al-Mohammadi entered.
The Belgian national team had the most possession of the ball in the first half, but without effectiveness, with a strong defensive organization of the Atlas Lions players.
On the other hand, coach Walid Regragui’s players managed to reach the goal of Thibaut Courtois twice, they were the most dangerous, through Hakim Ziyech and Ashraf Hakimi.
In the last minutes of the first half, the referee canceled a goal by “Atlas Lions” scored by Hakim Ziyech from a free kick, on the grounds of offside after one of the Moroccan national team players interfered in the game, after returning to the “mouse” technique.
The events of the second half match began with the offensive progress of Hakim Ziyech and his companions, which resulted in the first goal of the Moroccan national team.
The first goal for the Moroccan national team in the Qatar World Cup 2022 came through Abdel Hamid Sabri against Belgium, at the 73rd minute.
The Belgium national team tried to equalize, with many chances through Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku, which were saved by goalkeeper Mounir Al-Mohammadi and his colleagues.
The Moroccan national team consolidated its victory with a second goal, fighting in stoppage time with the feet of Zakaria Abu Khalil in the 92nd minute, so that the match ended with the victory of the Atlas Lions with two goals without a response.
The date of the next match Morocco after the victory over Belgium
In continuation of the distinguished march of the Morocco national team in the Qatar World Cup 2022, in the group stage, it has the decisive match against Canada in the last round.
The match between Morocco and Canada will be held on Thursday, December 1.
The official line-up for the match between Morocco and Belgium in the World Cup
The Moroccan squad, led by national coach Walid Regragui, for the Belgium match included:
Goalkeeper: Mounir Al-Mohammadi
Defense line: Hakimi – Nayef Akrad – Sayes – Mazrawi.
Midfield: Amrabat – Onahi – Salt.
Offensive line: Hakim Ziyech – Al-Nusairi – Boufal.
On the other hand, the Belgium squad to face Morocco included:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Corto
Defenders: Timothy Castagne, Toby Alderfeld, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier.
Midfield: Axel Vitsel, Thorgan Hazard, Amadou Onana, Kevin De Bruyne.
Offensive: Michy Batshuayi, Eden Hazard
Morocco’s group ranking after beating Belgium in the World Cup
- Morocco 4 points
- Belgium 3 points
- Croatia 1 point
- Canada 0 points