It was a momentous night for the Moroccan football team, as they defeated Belgium, the world’s second greatest team, with a score of 2 goals to nil. It seems that most of Casablanca was gathered inside the Al Thumama Stadium to see them. The only sound Roberto Martinez’s hopeless Belgium team is currently aware of is the jangling of their own nerves.
The north African team deservedly earned this triumph. The moment in the 73rd minute when substitute Abdelhamid Sabiri tricked Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with a free-kick whipped in at the near post and into the net will live in indelible memory for the thousands of Moroccan fans present to witness it.
To be completely honest, Belgium appears to be a team in serious decline. While this is happening, Morocco will draw strength from it, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the positive energy from this fantastic afternoon helped them advance past their next opponents Canada and into the knockout rounds.