Morocco has become the first Arab country in history to beat Brazil after earning an impressive 2-1 victory against the South Americans in a friendly last night.
The Atlas Lions continued their superb form at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, when they were the first African country to reach the semi-final of the WC.
The Moroccans gathered a team of unknowns and some of the finest talents in different leagues and nearly reached the final of the global showpiece before losing to France in the semis.
They showed their performance in that competition was no fluke as they defeated Brazil 2-1 in a friendly game in front of their fans yesterday.
The Africans took the lead through Sofiane Boufal before 30 minutes as they stunned their visitors with some ambitious play in the game.
Brazil’s skipper for the game, Casemiro, got a goal back for his country at the restart as the South Americans, without Neymar, looked to get back in the game and win it.
However, Morocco had other plans and recovered their lead through Abdelhamid Sabiri, who scored with a beautifully-struck volley in the 79th minute.
The Arabs held on to seal the victory and ensure Brazil would lose to their second African opponents within a year after Cameroon beat them in the group stage of the World Cup.
The Brazil team was missing several of their best players as their interim manager chose a very inexperienced squad, and their FA is now keen to name a new permanent manager for the national team.