Belgium v Morocco, 27 November 2022

Score2-0 to Morocco
RefereeCésar Arturo Ramos
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group F
VenueAl Thumama Stadium, Doha
Attendance43,738
Kick-off: 4.00pm local (1.00pm GMT) . FIFA world ranking: Belgium 2, Morocco 22 . Belgium failed in their attempt to create a new competition record of nine consecutive wins at the group stage of the World Cup finals. They now shared the record of eight games with Brazil (1986 to 1994 and 2002 to 2010). . Belgium had remained unbeaten in their preceding 13 group games at World Cup finals since losing to Saudi Arabia in Washington in 1994. . Belgium had not previously lost a World Cup finals game against an African nation (won three). . This was Belgium’s 50th game at the World Cup finals, becoming the 12th nation to reach the milestone. . Michy Batshuayi became the 51st player to make 50 appearances for Belgium (27 goals). . Morocco had won two of their previous 17 games at World Cup final (lost nine); 3-1 against Portugal in 1986 and 3-0 against Scotland in 1998. . Morocco had lost their second group stage game in four of their five previous appearances at the World Cup finals. The exception was a goalless draw with England in 1986. . Morocco had won only one of their preceding 11 games at the World Cup finals; 3-0 against Scotland in 1998 (lost seven). . This was the second meeting between Belgium and Morocco at the World Cup finals. Belgium won 1-0 in Orlando in 1994. . 14 of the 26 games so far in this World Cup finals had been goalless at half-time. . Six goals had now been scored in added time at the end of games so far in this tournament. .

0  Belgium

Manager: Roberto Martínez

2  Morocco

Manager: Walid Regragui

Goals:

Goals:

Abdelhamid Sabiri 73 G
Zakaria Aboukhlal 92 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Thomas Meunier
Defender Jan Vertonghen
Defender/Midfielder Timothy Castagne
Defender/Midfielder Amadou Onana
Midfielder Axel Witsel
Midfielder/Forward Kevin De Bruyne
Midfielder/Forward Eden Hazard (captain)
Midfielder/Forward Thorgan Hazard
Forward Michy Batshuayi

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Munir El Kajoui
Defender Nayef Aguerd
Defender Achraf Hakimi
Defender/Midfielder Noussair Mazraoui
Defender/Midfielder Romain Saïss (captain)
Midfielder Selim Amallah
Midfielder Sofyan Amrabat
Midfielder Azzedine Ounahi
Midfielder/Forward Sofiane Boufal
Midfielder/Forward Youssef En Nesyri
Midfielder/Forward Hakim Ziyech

Substitutions:

Dries Mertens for Eden Hazard 60
Youri Tielemans for Amadou Onana 60
Charles De Ketelaere for Michy Batshuayi 75
Leandro Trossard for Thorgan Hazard 75
Romelu Lukaku for Thomas Meunier 81

Substitutions:

Yahia Attiat Allah for Achraf Hakimi 68
Abdelhamid Sabiri for Selim Amallah 68
Zakaria Aboukhlal for Sofiane Boufal 73
Abderrazak Hamdallah for Youssef En Nesyri 73
Jawad El Yamiq for Azzedine Ounahi 78

Cards:

Amadou Onana 29 Y

Cards:

Abdelhamid Sabiri 95 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Koen Casteels
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
Defender Zeno Debast
Defender Wout Faes
Defender Arthur Theate
Defender/Midfielder Leander Dendoncker
Midfielder Yannick Carrasco
Midfielder Youri Tielemans
Midfielder Leandro Trossard
Midfielder Hans Vanaken
Forward Jérémy Doku
Forward Romelu Lukaku
Forward Dries Mertens
Forward Loïs Openda

On the bench:

Defender Badr Benoun
Defender Achraf Dari
Defender/Midfielder Yahia Attiat Allah
Defender/Midfielder Jawad El Yamiq
Midfielder Ilias Chair
Midfielder Bilal El Khannous
Midfielder Abde Ezzalzouli
Midfielder Yahya Jabrane
Midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri
Midfielder/Forward Zakaria Aboukhlal
Midfielder/Forward Abderrazak Hamdallah
Midfielder/Forward Anass Zaroury
Forward Walid Cheddira

Comments:

Goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was originally named in the starting line-up but was taken ill shortly before kick-off and replaced by Munir El Kajoui. . Hakim Ziyech scored in the second minute of added time at the end of the first-half but the goal was disallowed after a VAR review due to an offside decision.