Morocco showed a big surprise by defeating teams like Belgium, Spain and Portugal in Qatar World Cup. This time, this African country created a history by defeating the five-time world champion Brazil.
Cheered on by 65,000 fans, Morocco tried to make an early run but the steady Brazil held strong and the match almost turned into an ill-tempered affair. The Brazilian players complaining bitterly to the referee after a series of bad tackles by the home defenders.
Team Brazil were more aggressive and controlled possession while Morocco were always dangerous in the counter-attacks.
Morocco beat Brazil 2-1 on Saturday night (March 25). It was Morocco’s first win against the Latin giants.
After the failure of the World Cup in Qatar, Brazil entered the field for the first time. Brazil’s best star Neymar was not present in this match due to injury.
Morocco took the lead in the 29th minute of the match. However, Brazil equalized with Casimiro’s goal in the 67th minute. After that, both teams attacked and counter-attacked to advance. But in the 79th minute of the match, Abdelhamid Sabiri’s goal led Morocco to 2-1. In the end, the hosts ended the match with that lead.
Brazil was ahead in terms of ball possession and shots throughout the match. The team had 14 shots on 4 goals, one of which was a goal. Morocco, on the other hand, had 3 of 11 shots on target, both of which were on target.
The awaited goal was gifted to the fans to complete their celebrations.
Morocco, who became the first Arab team to reach the quarterfinals and the first African team to make the semis. Once again, they pumped their supporters with pride after a World Cup run that spurred tears of joy across Africa and the Arab world.