On November 27, Belgium and Morocco will have their second match in Group F. While Belgium defeated Canada 1-0 in a close match, Morocco had a goalless draw against Croatia.
Morocco have played against Belgium three times before and lost the first two matches, including one at the FIFA World Cup 1994. The other match that these two teams played was in 2008, when Morocco won 1-0.
Hakim Ziyech is likely to lead Morocco’s line of attack while Michy Batshuayi may turn out to be a major force for Belgium.
Date, Time & Venue
The Belgium vs Morocco match will be played on November 27 at 6:30 PM (Indian time) in the Al Thumama Stadium, Al Thumama.
The Belgium vs Morocco match will be broadcast live on the Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels in India and Jio Cinema’s app and website will both offer free live streaming of the event.
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Players of both the sides — Belgium and Morocco — are out on the ground for their respective national anthems ahead of the game. We are hardly 5 minutes away from the start of the game.
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Kick off: Belgium 0-0 Morocco
Belgium get the ball rolling and send it back to Toby Alderweireld. Morocco immediately drop off the European side and all the Belgians to calmly work their way up the pitch.
Belgium 0-0 Morocco
15 mins: This is already a better performance from Belgium. There’s an intensity and urgency to their play and they’re hunting the ball down as a unit.
Morocco are struggling to get out of their own half at the minute and the African side give away a free kick inside their final third.
The set piece is passed to Hazard who lays it off to De Bruyne allowing the midfielder to strike one from range and his shot gets deflected out for a corner.
Half-time: Belgium 0-0 Morocco
45+4 mins: Drama late in the first half but the teams head into the break with nothing to separate them. Hakim Ziyech will still be reeling from the chalked off goal but Thibaut Courtois always looked as though he expected it to get disallowed.
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Belgium 0-1 Morocco
87 mins: Morocco have avoided defeat in their last four matches when scoring the opening goal in the World Cup. That run dates back to June 1970 when they lost 1-2 against Germany
Belgium 0-1 Morocco
90 mins: There’s only going to be five minutes added on which isn’t much compared to some games at these finals.
Morocco win a corner, play it short and try to keep it near the flag as long as possible. They’re into game management mode now.
Full-time: Belgium 0-2 Morocco
90+5 mins: There’s the whistle! Morocco have the victory. They’re unbeaten in the World Cup so far. This game is just their third ever win in the tournament and it leaves the Atlas Lions on the brink of qualifying for the knockout rounds!
Croatia 0-1 Canada
10 mins: Perisic gets his first couple of opportunities out on the left. He beats Johnston the first time, hanging a cross to no one at the back post, before Johnston deflects the second out for a corner.
It is only Morocco’s third win in a World Cup finals! Brilliant stuff.
FULLTIME! What a win for Morocco! Their players fall to the ground as the enormity of their greatest win in the World Cup hits them!
Ziyech pulls it back from the right and Aboukhlal clips it into the top corner of the net to send Morocco into raptures on and off the pitch!!!