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Morocco continues with the green wave of the World Cup and surprised the new old Brazil


It was 2-1 for the Africans, fourth in Qatar 2022. Boufal and Sabiri scored for the locals. Casemiro scored the partial 1-1 for the verdeamarelos.

The World Cup seems not to be over for



Yes, the African team that finished fourth in

Qatar 2022

had the great pleasure of

beating Brazil 2-1

this Saturday .

It was at the Stade Ibn-Batouta in Tangier.


Sofiane Boufal


Abdelhamid Sabiri

scored for the team led by

Walid Regragui



, who always shows his face, had marked the transitory draw for those in verdeamarelo, who have

Ramón Menezes Hubner

as interim coach .

In the packed Moroccan stadium, before the ball started rolling, both teams paid tribute to


, who died last December at the age of 82 from cancer, but the locals showed no mercy.

In a match played in Tangier that was not very friendly, Walid Regragui's team has not lost an iota of the essence that led them to overcome Belgium, Spain and Portugal in the last World Cup

Today, this team showed that it has come to stay by defeating a five-time world champion with a new lesson in intensity and effectiveness,

and despite several mistakes by Bono


The match had a start without surprises, except in the Brazilian goal.

Ederson, who had been suffering from stomach problems, left his place to Weverton, the Palmeiras goalkeeper. 

The rest went as expected, with

Brazil wanting to be the protagonist

and Morocco, with a strong marking, being vertical to the core and very dangerous from set pieces.

The same recipe that led him to be fourth in the World Cup in Qatar.

Vinícius was strongly marked by Hakimi, a starter despite his muscular discomfort and the personal whirlwind that surrounds him after being

formally accused of rape in France


The duel was encouraged from minute 20. Mazraoui was the first to make an appearance with a shot that went by centimeters.

Then came Bono's first mistake in an outing that he corrected in the sequence by blocking a shot from Rony and another from Andrey Santos.

For Brazil, a tight offside prevented Vinícius's goal, after another mistake in the clearance of the Sevilla goalkeeper.

And in that crazy rhythm, Emerson Royal erred in defense, Boufal recovered and opened the band for El Khannouss, who returned the wall inside the area.

The Al-Rayyan striker turned and beat Weverton.

The goal completely upset Brazil, which entered into the provocations of the hosts with repeated protests to the referee, quite homely in the face of pressure from the Moroccan fans.

Morocco was able to do another one before the break in another play by Boufal on the right that left Ziyech alone inside the area.

Brazil was still disconnected, lacking in Neymar's creativity

, with Vinícius enduring inappropriate entries for a friendly and Rodrygo, somewhat out of place.

Paquetá did not appear between the lines either.

La Canarinha tried to react at the start of the second half with a great mid-height shot from Rodrygo that forced Bono to stretch with everything.

Ounahi responded with another bombing repelled by Weverton.

The five-time world champions were in a hurry and the pressure increased.

The spaces multiplied, which favored Vinícius.

In those,

a shot without much faith from Casemiro slipped into Bono's arms

and put the tie on the scoreboard.

Everyone expected Brazil to lose their hair for good

, but it was Morocco that surprised with a second goal by Sabiri, after a mistake by Militao that was final ten minutes from the end.

With information from EFE

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Source: clarin

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