Written by Staff Writer
28 Nov, 2022 | 9:46 am
Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Aboukhlal scored a goal each to help Morocco stun number 2 ranked team Belgium in a Group F match at the Al Thumama Stadium, Qatar on Sunday.
Sabiri scored through a stunning free-kick to put Morocco in the driver's seat before Aboukhlal doubled the lead in the extra time of the second half.
Earlier, VAR had denied Morocco an opening goal at the stroke of half-time due to off side.
The win helps Morocco replace Belgium at the top spot in the Group F table, while the losing side has slipped to the second spot
Belgium’s loss to Morocco on Sunday didn’t go over well at home.
Riots broke out in several cities in Belgium and the Netherlands on Sunday night following Belgium’s 2-0 defeat to Morocco at the World Cup in Qatar.
About a dozen people were detained by police in Brussels, who used water cannons and tear gas to disperse crowds, according to The Associated Press. Eight people were detained in Antwerp, and two police officials were injured in Rotterdam after soccer fans allegedly “pelted police with fireworks and glass.”
Among other things, cars on the streets were pelted with bricks, flipped and torched, and electric scooters were set on fire. Subway and tram traffic was briefly interrupted in multiple cities, too.
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