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Morocco scores another World Cup hit with 2-0 win over Belgium

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DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Morocco pulled off another shock at the World Cup on Sunday, beating Belgium 2-0 to leave …

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Morocco has suffered another shock World Cup on Sunday, beating Belgium 2-0 to leave Kevin de Bruyne and the 2018 semi-finalists in danger of exiting the group stage.

Substitute Abdelhamid Sabiri beat Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with a free-kick from close range in the 73rd minute to score Morocco’s first goal. Zakaria Abuhlal then fired into the roof of the net after Hakeem Zieh’s pass in stoppage time.

Belgium, ranked No. 2 in the world behind Brazil, have won their last seven World Cup group games. It was Morocco’s first World Cup win since 1998 and only their third ever.

Belgium would become the second team after defending champions France to reach the knockout stage if they beat the Moroccans.

Belgium will play 2018 finalists Croatia in their final group match, while Morocco face Canada.

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