LIVE Belgium vs Morocco, FIFA World Cup: De Bruyne, Hazard look to break through; BEL 0-0 MARFollow for all LIVE updates from the FIFA World Cup clash between Belgium and Morocco. 23’Ziyech pops up again and he drifts in and unleashes a shot, which is watched over the bar by Courtois. 20’Belgium brings the ball back from out. Meunier springs up in the left flank somehow and after a few failed shots and passes, he launches a shot which is straight to the keeper. 16’Morocco has been steadfast so far, with its defence offering very little space for Belgian attackers. Belgium plays an innovative set piece ploy, but KdB’s shot is blocked. 13’KdB wins a freekick at the corner of the penalty box. His delivery was potent enough. Belgium now attacks down the left. It wins a corner, which is played short, but the crossing opportunity is missed.
10’Thorgan Hazard has been heavily involved for Belgium so far. Belgium taking it slow as it passes it way around the back, but Meunier fails to control the ball and the Morocco gets the possession. 6’Ziyech posing some real danger from the right for Morocco. He whips in another cross and Vertonghen had to stay sharp to clear it.
“I don’t know why I got the trophy, ” De Bruyne said. “Maybe it’s because of my name. ” With De Bruyne looking to improve after the unimpressive 1-0 win over Canada, Belgium has a second chance against Morocco on Sunday to show why it is the No. 2-ranked team in the world behind Brazil. This could also be the last World Cup chance for many on the highly-rated Belgian squad, as the “golden generation” has often been reminded in the runup to Qatar. The spine of the team — De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Axel Witsel, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois — are all in their 30s. PREDICTED 11 Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dendoncker; Meunier, Onana, Witsel, Carrasco; De Bruyne, E.
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We have one of the best midfields in the world. We have the strikers. We are a complete team. ” Hazard said first games are tough, and the Canada opener was typical. “There’s always a lot of stress around it and you don’t want to lose the ball so you tend to hide a little bit, ” he said. “I’m not worried.
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Hazard; Batshuayi Morocco: Bounou; Hakimi, Aguerd, Saiss, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal Hazard acknowledged that Belgium’s chances were better at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. But he’s not writing off this tournament. “The team was better four years ago. Still we have the quality to win games, to win competitions, ” he said. “We have a few guys — they are a bit older now, but we have experience. We have the best goalkeeper in the world.
Some Belgian media has been reporting that Belgium’s record goal-scorer could make an earlier-than-expected return against the Moroccans at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha. Morocco will be less fazed at the prospect of trying to contain De Bruyne having already succeeded at subduing another of the world’s best midfielders in Luka Modric. A 0-0 draw with 2018 World Cup finalist Croatia in their first Group F game was a promising start to the World Cup for Morocco and especially for coach Walid Regragui, who had less than three months to prepare his team having only been hired at the end of August.
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We need to work together. We need to start getting to know each other again. ” Coach Roberto Martinez, who said the performance against Canada was one of Belgium’s worst since he’s been in charge, might be tempted to bring in fresh faces against Morocco. “Our first half against Canada, we didn’t play at our top level, ” Martinez said. “But we reacted very well during the second half. ” Martinez would dearly love to bring back powerful striker Romelu Lukaku, who missed the Canada opener with a left thigh injury and is doubtful for the entire group stage.
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