Morocco produced one of their best displays as they defeated former world champion Brazil 2-1 on Saturday evening in Morocco.
During the world cup, the North Africans had a productive season. After competing against some of the finest teams in the world, such as Belgium, Croatia, and Portugal, Morocco advanced to the semifinals. With seven points, the Atlas Lions won Group G, and their impressive performance helped them secure a critical matchup with Spain in the round of 16. They made history by becoming the first squad from the continent to advance to the semifinals.
Following a cutback from Bilal El Khannous, Sofiane Boufal drifted inside from the left before pivoting on the penalty spot and beating Weverton to give Morocco the lead. Inexplicably, Bono allowed the ball to trickle through his body and over the goal line for Brazil to tie the game after Casemiro set up a strike from 25 yards that appeared to be heading in that direction.
Nevertheless, in the dying moments of the match, Morocco managed to achieve a renowned victory on its own soil. Walid Cheddira deflected a cross from Yahia Attiyat Allah into the path of Abdelhamid Sabiri, whose half-volley slammed into the goal.