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Morocco Player Ratings: Ziyech and Hakimi brilliant as Atlas Lions upset Belgium

Morocco powered themselves to a surprise victory after beating Belgium 2-0 in a World Cup group stage game on Sunday.

The Africans claimed the vital victory after Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Aboukhlal's second-half goals.

Sabiri’s opener was Morocco’s first-ever direct free-kick goal at the World Cup.

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The game was was also the first time that the Atlas Lions recorded consecutive clean sheets at the World Cup since 1986.

The goals sparked wild celebrations at the Al Thumama Stadium as Morocco picked up a victory that significantly boosts their chances of progressing to the Round of 16.