Brazil tasted its first defeat against Morocco There was an urge to prove that Morocco’s fairytale run at the World Cup in Qatar was no fluke. They chose the best opponent to explain it to the world. The team of Ashraf Hakimi-Hakim Ziyesh-Sofian Boufal defeated the five-time world champion and FIFA ranking Brazil for the first time.
Qatar World Cup semi-finalists Morocco beat Brazil 2-1 at Tangier’s Ibn Battuta Stadium on Sunday (March 26). Sofiane Boufal and Abdelhamid Sabiri scored two goals for Morocco. Casemiro scored the only goal for Brazil.
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Neymar is not in the team due to injury. Richarlison, who played as a striker at the World Cup in Qatar, is also absent. No Alisson under goal, Thiago Silva in defence, Marquinhos either. This is a new Brazil on the field today. Those who know without seeing the jersey!
On this day, Rooney, Andre Santos, Bhitar Roque, Rafael Veiga and Yuri Alberto made their debut for Brazil. The five-time champions team is full of newcomers. On the other hand, Morocco has confidence in the team playing in the World Cup in Qatar.
At the beginning of their own field, Morocco started to play with possession of the ball. The Brazilians did not get the ball for the first few minutes. Morocco was ahead in the attack as well. However, Selesaora gradually increased possession of the ball.
The Atlas Lions were terrorizing the counter attack despite taking possession of the ball. As a result, the semi-finalists of the last World Cup scored a goal in 27 minutes by beating the five-time world champions. Sofiane Boufal scored from El Khanous’ pass.
Samvit returns to the five-time world champions by playing goals. Organized attacks began to attack the Moroccan defense. But Vinicius-Rodrigora failed to evade the goalkeeper Banu by breaking the solid defense.
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The five-time world champions went into the break trailing 1-0 in the first half. At the beginning of the second half, the coach of Brazil, Ryan Menezes, picked up the inactive Rodrigo and Ronny. He tried to increase the strength of the attack by bringing down Antony and Roque inside. It increases the attack edge a bit.
Brazil’s captain Casemiro equalized in the 67th minute. Thiago Silva’s current captain, Casemiro, scored from a pass from Lucas Paqueta.
Seleção went up and down to win the match back to parity. But the Atlas Lions aren’t about to give up either. Substitute Abdelhamid Sabiri scored in the 79th minute to put Morocco ahead again.
Despite many efforts at the end, Brazil could not equalize. In the end, the five-time world champions had to leave the field after losing 2-1. This is their first defeat against Morocco.