Video Shows Belgium Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois Angrily Smashing Glass After Shock Defeat to Morocco

Video Shows Belgium Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois Angrily Smashing Glass After Shock Defeat to Morocco

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:18 PM
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  • Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois lost his cool after his side stumbled to a disappointing defeat at the hands of Morocco
  • Courtois would saddle the majority of the blame after he was caught off guard for the Atlas Lions' first goal in their 2-0 win
  • Currently ranked second in the world, Belgium will have to secure a win against feisty Croatia to avoid exiting at the group stages

Thibaut Courtois had a bad day between the sticks for Belgium, as Morocco stunned the Red Devils in their second group game on Sunday, November 27.

Courtois pulled off a goalkeeping masterclass in Belgium's opening-day win against Canada, but was largely at fault in their surprise loss to Morocco.

The Real Madrid shot-stopper conceded at his near post from a free kick near the byline, before Morocco added the icing on the cake in stoppage time.

Thibaut Courtois, Belgium, Morocco, Qatar 2022, smash, door, substitutes' bench
Thibaut Courtois channelled his anger towards the substitutes' bench following Belgium's 2-0 defeat against Morocco. Photo credit: @nocontextfooty @ESPNFC
Source: Twitter

The defeat means Courtois and his teammates have their work cut out for them in their final group game, and will have to beat Croatia in a make-or-break tie on Thursday, December 1.

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Following the end of the game, the 30-year-old shot-stopper was visibly angry with his performance and the result in general, leading to a moment of madness.

In a video posted on social media, spotted by Sports Brief, Courtois smashed his fist against the glass of the substitutes' bench on his way to the dressing, registering his frustration.

World Cup: Morocco stun Belgium

Morocco jeopardised Belgium's World Cup hopes, as Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Aboukhlal's late goals secured a surprise 2-0 triumph in Doha on Sunday.

Belgium, third in Russia four years ago, could have qualified for the last 16 with victory, but instead produced another insipid display after their fortunate opening win over Canada.

Substitute Sabiri was the hero, thanks to a 73rd-minute free kick which Thibaut Courtois allowed to bounce in at his near post, before Aboukhlal grabbed a second in stoppage time.

Belgium riots after Morocco loss

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that police used water cannons and teargas after coming under attack from football supporters, who brought havoc to Brussels following Morocco's shock 2-0 World Cup win over Belgium in Qatar.

Dozens of fans smashed shop windows, threw fireworks and torched vehicles in a display of violence and outrage.

Even before the end of the match, Brussels police said dozens of people 'sought confrontation with the police, which compromised public safety'.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.