Morocco vs Brazil HIGHLIGHTS, International Friendly: Boufal, Sabiri score as Morocco beats Brazil 2-1

MAR vs BRA: Follow for updates, stats and highlights from the international friendly between Morocco and Brazil.

Updated : Mar 26, 2023 15:16 IST

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Morocco v Brazil - Grand Stade de Tanger, Tangier, Morocco - March 25, 2023
Brazil's Casemiro celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Juan Medina
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Morocco v Brazil - Grand Stade de Tanger, Tangier, Morocco - March 25, 2023 Brazil's Casemiro celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Juan Medina | Photo Credit: JUAN MEDINA

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Morocco v Brazil - Grand Stade de Tanger, Tangier, Morocco - March 25, 2023 Brazil's Casemiro celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Juan Medina | Photo Credit: JUAN MEDINA

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the international friendly tie between Morocco and Brazil, happening at the Grand Stade de Tanger in Tangier, Morocco. This is Mayank bringing you all the updates.

  • March 26, 2023 05:47
    Team stats
  • Possession: MAR 46% - 54% BRA
  • Total Shots: MAR 11-14 BRA
  • Shots on target: MAR 3-4 BRA
  • Passes: MAR 406-489 BRA
  • Pass accuracy: MAR 83% - 83% BRA
  • Yellow card: MAR 2-1 BRA
  • Red card: MAR 0-0 BRA
  • Corners: MAR 2-5 BRA
  • Offsides: MAR 1-2 BRA
  • Fouls: MAR 22-21 BRA
  • March 26, 2023 05:39
    FULL-TIME - Morocco beats Brazil

    Keeper Bono kicks the ball away as the referee blows full-time, and with this, the World Cup semifinalist ends its five-game losing streak by defeating five-time World Champions Brazil 2-1.

    MAR 2-1 BRA

  • March 26, 2023 05:36

    Moments away from the last whistle. Morocco has committed numbers on defence to avoid any last-second causality.

  • March 26, 2023 05:34

    Morocco has almost sealed the game as only 100 seconds are left in the game and the intensity has dropped for Brazil.

  • March 26, 2023 05:33

    Substitution for Brazil: Arthur makes his debut and replaces injured Emerson.

  • March 26, 2023 05:32

    Emerson and Amrabat are both injured and will need to get medical attention.

  • March 26, 2023 05:31

    We are near the end of regulation time and a total of five extra minutes have been added here.

  • March 26, 2023 05:29

    The game is still wide-open as Brazil is winning the ball in the mid-field but the problem comes when Morocco counter-attacks.

  • March 26, 2023 05:27

    Substitution for Brazil: Yuri Alberto in for Brazil as Paqueta ends his shift for the night.

  • March 26, 2023 05:26

    Brazil looks desperate for a goal as Casemiro’s side is now numbered up in Morocco’s half.

  • March 26, 2023 05:20
    79’ Sabiri puts Morocco in lead

    GOALLLLLLLLL! This is brilliant stuff from Morocco as they score the second goal to get into the lead. The host team salvaged a deserved second goal with constant high press. This time it is the super sub SABIRI!! Cheddira assists and puts his name in the scoring sheet within two mins.

    MAR 2-1 BRA

  • March 26, 2023 05:16

    Substitution for Morocco: En Neysri and Boufal off with Abde and Cheddira coming in.

  • March 26, 2023 05:16

    Morocco looks charged up after the break as they are on the attack here from the left wing.

  • March 26, 2023 05:12
    72’ drinks break

    More changes coming up for Morocco as we lead for a drink break.

  • March 26, 2023 05:09
    68’ Brazil equalises

    GOALLLLLLLL! Brazil gets an equaliser. Pin-drop silence at Ibn Battuta stadium here. An easy pass from Lucas Paqueta to Casemiro and he hits on the target. Captain Casemiro leads the way for the visitors here. A mistake from Bono as the ball went past him while he was trying to save the ball with a dive.

    MAR 1-1 BRA

  • March 26, 2023 05:06

    A couple of substitutions for Morocco as well. Bilal El Khannous and Ounahi off with Sabiri and Louza on.

  • March 26, 2023 05:05

    Three changes for Brazil: Anthony, debutants Viega and Vitor Roque came in for Rony, Rodrygo and Andre.

  • March 26, 2023 05:03

    Ramon Menezes is preparing for substituions. We can see few changes for Brazil pretty soon.

  • March 26, 2023 05:01

    Brazil is holding the ball and keeps Morroco under pressure with the constant attack.s Another corner for Brazil, Paqueta takes it but the ball goes out of play.

  • March 26, 2023 04:58

    Corner for Brazil, Rodrygo takes it, timely clearance by the Moroccan defence.

  • March 26, 2023 04:57

    Vini Jr on the run and passes to Rony but he could not control the ball this time in the final third.

  • March 26, 2023 04:57

    A challenge on Amrabat from Rony will get him a yellow card.

  • March 26, 2023 04:55
    52’ Substitution

    A first substitution from coach Walid Regragui as Ashraf Hakimi will finish his shift for the day and number 25 - Yahia Attiyat Allah replaces him.

  • March 26, 2023 04:52

    Morocco continues to attack Brazil with a tight press. Amrabat passes the ball to Boufal who, this time fails to convert. However, Morocco, in front of a jam-packed stadium is leaving no stone untouched to create enormous pressure on the five-time world champions.

  • March 26, 2023 04:48

    A cracking shot by Hakim Ziyech but he could not keep the ball on target as Morocco starts pressing hard at the start of the second half.

  • March 26, 2023 04:46

    A tough challenge on Azzedine Ounahi as he finds himself on the ground.

  • March 26, 2023 04:46
    2nd half underway

    Brazil start the proceedings in the second half.

  • March 26, 2023 04:36
    Team Stats at half-time
    • Possession: MAR 51% - 49% BRA
    • Total Shots: MAR 5-6 BRA
    • Shots on target: MAR 2-2 BRA
    • Corners: MAR 0-1 BRA
    • Offsides: MAR 0-1 BRA
    • Fouls: MAR 9-9 BRA

  • March 26, 2023 04:30

    Boufal goal in the 29th minute keeps Morocco ahead in the game as Brazil is doing the chasing work here. But, Morocco should not be complacent as Brazil has all the capabilities to make a comeback in the second half.

  • March 26, 2023 04:28

    A yellow card for Sofiyan Amrabat as he hits Vini Jr near half-time. There seems some tension between the two players as the other teammates come in between to handle the situation.

  • March 26, 2023 04:27

    Two extra minutes are to be added in the first half as we are nearing half-time. Brazil is trying its best to make a quick run but the solid midfield consisting of Amrabat Ounahi and El Khannouss is denying any possible chance for Brazil.

  • March 26, 2023 04:24

    An unnecessary tackle by Bilal El Khannouss on the Brazilian player as the referee came and gives him a warning with a yellow card in hand. So, El Khannouss gets the first card in this game.

  • March 26, 2023 04:22

    What a shot from Vinicius Junior, he curled the ball targeting the goal box but missed it by a few inches as he aww-struck the Moroccan defence with his class and his pace.

  • March 26, 2023 04:19

    Free kick for Brazil near the box, compact defending from the defence of Morocco to keep the ball out of danger.

  • March 26, 2023 04:17

    Hakim Zyiiech receives the ball inside the box, another opportunity for the host to score but Ziyech shoots wide this time.

  • March 26, 2023 04:16

    Eder Militao attempts a tough tackle on El Khannouss which resulted in some heat-up moment between the players here and eventually the referee had to come in between.

  • March 26, 2023 04:13
    29’ Goal - Boufal scores first for Morocco

    Boufal.......... GOALLLLLLLLL! Morocco scores first. Boufal is the man! A brilliant finish salvaged a goal this time as the duo of Boufal and En-Nesryi deceived the back-four, resulting in Morocco’s first goal. Bilal passes to Boufal, who receives with his left foot and turns 360 degrees to hit with his right foot to finish a beautiful goal.

    MAR 1-0 BRA

  • March 26, 2023 04:10

    Vinicius Junior is making a run for himself as he deceives the back-four and hits the ball straight to the box right next to keeper Bono for a goal. VAR check for the first time, and it is offside. No goal for Brazil.

  • March 26, 2023 04:06

    Morocco’s keeper does enough to deny the first goal to Brazil with a jump near the box.

  • March 26, 2023 04:05

    A cross to change the wings as Mazraoui takes his time to target the box but he too misses it and probably it was the easiest of chances here.

  • March 26, 2023 04:01

    S. Boufal passes the ball through the defence to En-Nesyri but he misses reaching the ball on time as Brazil takes the ball back from Morocco. A slow passage of play here as the ball is mostly kept in the mid-field by both teams.

  • March 26, 2023 03:57

    Possession after 18 mins: Brazil - 57 per cent and Morocco 43 per cent.

  • March 26, 2023 03:55

    Emerson was making a cheeky run but he has been handled well by the Moroccan defence this time.

  • March 26, 2023 03:54

    A brilliant through-ball from Paqueta to Rony but he could not keep the ball in target as Brazil misses a very good chance to get an early goal.

  • March 26, 2023 03:52

    Y.En-Nesyri makes a run for Morocco with a through-ball to Ziyech but Brazil intercepts at the right time as it is time for Vinicius Jr. to salvage something with this possible run. Compact defending by Morocco to take the ball back.

  • March 26, 2023 03:49

    Morocco wins a free-kick near the penalty box. Hakim Ziyech takes the free-kick and attempts to curl the ball directly in the box but an easy save by Weverton calms things down for Brazil.

  • March 26, 2023 03:47

    A challenge on Ounahi as he is down on the ground but nothing serious as the referee says play-on.

  • March 26, 2023 03:46

    Ibanez intercepted at the right time as Brazil takes possession.

  • March 26, 2023 03:44

    Hakim Ziyech on the run as Morocco is trying to build early pressure on Brazil with ball possession.

  • March 26, 2023 03:41

    Morocco kick-off the ball and within no time Rodrygo fouled on a Moroccan defender.

  • March 26, 2023 03:38
    Time for National Anthem

    Brazil, the visiting team sang their national anthem - Hino Nacional Brasileiro, followed by the Moroccan national anthem - the Cherifian Anthem.

  • March 26, 2023 03:28
    All set for kick-off

    Players are coming out in the middle as we are just few minutes away from the live action.

  • March 26, 2023 03:04
    Live action soon!
  • March 26, 2023 03:01
    List of key matches in the ongoing international break

    List of key matches in upcoming international break

  • March 26, 2023 02:56
    • Morocco: 0 win | Brazil: 2 wins | Draws: 0


    • Brazil 2-0 Morocco - International Friendly - 09 Oct 1997
    • Brazil 3-0 Morocco - FIFA World Cup - 16 Jun 1998
  • March 26, 2023 02:55
    • Morocco: L-L-L-L-L
    • Brazil: W-W-L-W-L

  • March 26, 2023 02:48
    Brazil starting lineup (4-3-3)

    (4-3-3): Weverton; Emerson Royal, Militao, Ibanez, Telles; Paqueta, Casemiro, Santos; Vinicius, Rodrygo, Rony

  • March 26, 2023 02:44
    Morocco Starting Lineup (4-3-3)

    (4-3-3): Bono; Hakimi, Aguerd, Saiss, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Louza; Ziyech, En Nesyri, Boufal

  • March 26, 2023 02:41
    • Goalkeepers: Yassine Bono, Munir, Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti
    • Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Noussair Mazraoui, Romain Saiss, Nayef Aguerd, Achraf Dari, Jawad El-Yamiq, Yahia Attiat-Allal, Badr Benoun.
    • Midfielders: Sofyan Amrabat, Selim Amallah, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Azzedine Ounahi, Bilel El Khanouss, Yahya Jabrane
    • Forwards: Hakim Ziyech, Youssef En-Nesyri, Sofiane Boufal, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Ez Abde, Amine Harit, Ilias Chair, Abderrazak Hamdallah, Walid Cheddira

  • March 26, 2023 02:36
    Ibn Battuta - Grand Stade de Tanger
  • March 26, 2023 02:31
    • Goalkeepers: Ederson, Mycael, Weverton
    • Defenders: Arthur , Emerson Royal , Alex Telles , Renan Lodi, Ibanez , Eder Militao , Marquinhos, Robert Renan.
    • Midfielders: Casemiro, Andrey Santos, Andre, Joao Gomes, Lucas Paqueta, Raphael Veiga.
    • Forwards: Antony, Richarlison, Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo, Rony, Vitor Roque.

  • March 26, 2023 02:28

    TANGIER, MOROCCO - MARCH 25: Morocco squad inspects the pitch prior to the international friendly match between Morocco and Brazil at Grand Stade de Tanger on March 25, 2023 in Tangier, Morocco. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

  • March 26, 2023 02:22

    World Cup semifinalists Morocco will not hold back in its friendly against Brazil on Saturday as it aims to deliver a statement win against the five-time world champions in its first home game after an outstanding Qatar 2022 campaign.

    Manager Walid Regragui said his team can afford to be more daring than they were in the World Cup where a solid defence was key to helping them eliminate more fancied Spain and Portugal on their way to the last four. READ MORE.

  • March 26, 2023 02:13
    Tribute to footballing legend Pele!
  • March 26, 2023 02:09
    • When will Morocco vs Brazil international friendly match be played?

    Morocco vs Brazil international friendly match will be played on 26th March.

    • Where will Morocco vs Brazil international friendly match be played?

    Morocco vs Brazil match international friendly will be played at Grand Stade de Tanger in Tangier, Morocco.

    • What time will Morocco vs Brazil international friendly match kick off?

    Morocco vs Brazil international friendly match will begin at 3:30 AM IST.

    • How do I watch live streaming of the Morocco vs Brazil international friendly match?

    Morocco vs Brazil international friendly match will not be streamed in India.

    • Which TV Channel will telecast Morocco vs Brazil international friendly match live?

    Morocco vs Brazil international friendly match will not be telecasted in India.

  • March 26, 2023 01:55
    • Location: Tangier, Morocco
    • Stadium: Grand Stade de Tanger
    • Date: Saturday 25 March (26th March in India)
    • Kick-off Time: 22:00 GMT / 03:30 IST
    • Referee: Sadok Selmi (TUN)
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