Sunday, March 26, 2023

Morocco beat Brazil 2-1 in international friendly

Saturday’s win against five-time World Cup winner Brazil was another statement that Moroccans World Cup performance last year was not a fluke.

• March 26, 2023
Sofiane Boufal scores for Morocco in friendly with Brazil
Sofiane Boufal scores for Morocco in friendly with Brazil [Credit: News18]

Morocco continued with their brilliant performance that saw them reach the World Cup semi-finals in December 2022, beating Brazil 2-1 in a friendly game at Grand Stade de Tanger Stadium on Saturday.

Being both team’s first game after the World Cup, the Atlas Lions delivered a brilliant performance before their home fans, while the Sambo boys suffered another defeat after their humiliating exit from the World Cup. 

Brazilians had a couple of clear chances early in the first half but could not convert any of them. 

Sofiane Boufal gave Morocco the lead 29 minutes into the game, when he made a brilliant turn in the penalty box before firing into the left corner, leaving Brazil one goal down into the first half break.

Brazil returned to the second half playing better and harder to control the game. But Morocco’s defence line proved impenetrable for the Samba Boys.

After much effort, Manchester United star Casemiro levelled for Samba Boys in the 67th minute with a curl from outside the eighteen yard box. But again Morocco will not allow the game end in a draw.

Abedelhamid Sabiri made it two for the Moroccans in the 79th minute, roofing a shot into Brazil’s net. 

With Saturday’s win against five-time World Cup winner Brazil, the Moroccans made another statement that their World Cup performance last year was not a fluke. 

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