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Morocco faces Belgium.. The 1994 World Cup scenario returns again

Morocco faces Belgium.. The 1994 World Cup scenario returns again

Morocco lost to Belgium in the 1994 World Cup (Al-Araby Al-Jadeed/Getty)

The World Cup group stage drawQatar 2022“, which was held Friday in Doha, about the occurrence of Moroccan national team In a difficult group, accompanied by Belgium, Croatia and Canada.

The “Atlas Lions” will face their counterpart “Red Devils” in a repeated scenario for the 1994 World Cup America, where revenge will be the slogan for this meeting, after Morocco lost its confrontation in that World Cup with the goal of Mark Degressi.

Then the two teams met again in 2008, in Brussels, and the Atlas Lions won four goals without a response, while the sons of coach Wahid Halilhodzic hope to achieve the dream of crossing to the second round at least, in the sixth participation in the World Cup.

Belgium meeting..a bad omen

In the 1994 World Cup, the confrontation of Morocco and Belgium came at the opening of the “Atlas Lions” campaign in the group stage, before they bid farewell to the tournament with 3 consecutive defeats, where the second loss came against another Arab team, the Saudi team, with a result of 2-1, before losing by the same result against Holland, at the end of the group stage.

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best achievement

Morocco’s best achievement is to qualify for the round of 16 of the 1986 World Cup, out of 5 previous World Cup participations in the years (1970, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2018), where Morocco played 16 matches, won twice, drew in five matches, lost nine, scored 14 goals and conceded 22 goals.

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