Morocco continues to impress after the World Cup. The surprising number four of the tournament in Qatar recorded a historic victory over Brazil on Saturday evening in Tangier: 2-1.

The first (practice) match since the successful World Cup was again a celebration for Walid Regragui’s team. With Hakim Ziyech, Noussair Mazraoui and Sofyan Amrabat in the starting line-up, Morocco won for the first time in the history of the five-time world champion, who took office with players such as Antony, Casemiro, Vinicius and Rodrygo.

Sofiane Boufal gave the home team a 1-0 lead in front of 65,000 enthusiastic spectators after half an hour. Halfway through the second half, Brazil leveled when goalkeeper Yassine Bounou misjudged a shot by Casemiro. Substitute Abdelhamid Sabiri still organized a Moroccan party ten minutes before the end. Sampdoria’s striker blasted into the winning goal via the bottom of the crossbar.

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