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Morocco stun Brazil as they continue with fine form from World Cup



Morocco stun Brazil as they continue with fine form from World Cup

Morocco continued their sparkling World Cup form as they defeated Brazil 2-1 in front of 65,000 delighted fans in Tangier on Saturday.

Morocco stunned Brazil 2-1 in a friendly international on Saturday as the north African side recorded a first ever win over the five-time world champions.


Midfielder Sofiane Boufal, the former Southampton player now with Al Rayyan in Qatar, gave Morocco the lead after 29 minutes, scoring with a powerful finish.

Brazil captain Casemiro levelled in the 67th minute when his weak shot was fumbled by goalkeeper Yassine Bounou.

But on-loan Sampdoria midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri struck the winner with a volley in the 79th minute as Morocco showed that becoming the first  African nation to reach the World Cup semi-finals last year was no fluke.

Only 10 of the 23-man squad that took Brazil to a disappointing quarter-final exit at the World Cup made the trip to Morocco for the game.

The injured Neymar was again missing for Brazil as his struggles at international level

Abdelhamid Sabiri scored the winner as Morocco beat Brazil 2-1 in a friendly on Saturday

The win was the African side’s first victory over Brazil in their history and sparked jubilant scenes.Walid Regragui’s side enjoyed a historic finals in Qatar when they reached the semi-finals, beating the likes of Spain and Portugal along the way.

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