With the hosts of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar, out of the tournament, the campaign has become more interesting and with every passing game, the tournament is witnessing twists and turns and given that the Round of 16 stage is days away, every country is giving it their all to make it through.
On November 27, Sunday, it was Belgium who locked horns with Morocco at the Al Thumama stadium and the teams looked strong enough as they failed to score a goal in the first half on the back of stupendous defence efforts from both teams.
To add more to the first half, Morocco did score one past the goalkeeper, in the extra time of the first half, one to get called off by the match referee. With the scoreline at 0-0, the first 45 minutes saw Belgium outplay their opponent, much enough to play mind games with the ball.
Belgium, Morocco toil hard in FIFA World Cup 2022
The second half kicked off with the Red Devils taking advantage of the momentum and dominating the pass accuracy as they kept Morocco away from the ball for the first ten minutes into the deciding half.
At the 65-minute mark, the scoreline remained unchanged and both teams were creating equal opportunities with neither of them getting past the goalkeeper’s hands. Belgium won their first game against Canada with a scoreline of 1-0 and took home the 3 points, and eventually ended up topping the points table.
Morocco, on the other hand, faced off against Croatia in their campaign opener and each team took one point apiece as the match ended in a draw with neither of the teams scoring a goal. It remains to be seen if the team would make it through to the next round, as Belgium topped the rankings before Sunday’s clash.
Although the Moroccan team stands next to them in the points table, given the tough competition, it might become a horror for the country if they do not clinch a win in their next game. As things stand, Morocco defeated Belgium on Sunday’s encounter with a scoreline of 0-2 and took home the much-needed three points in the ongoing campaign, on the back of stupendous goals from Zakaria Aboukhlal and Abdelhamid Sabiri.