World Cup 2022: Former Chelsea Star Blamed for Belgium’s Surprise Defeat vs Morocco

World Cup 2022: Former Chelsea Star Blamed for Belgium’s Surprise Defeat vs Morocco

  • Real Madrid shot stoper Thibaut Courtois has found himself on the receiving end following Belgium's World Cup defeat against Morocco in Group F
  • The north African giants humbled the European football powerhouse 2-0 during their Group F meeting at the Al Thumama Stadium on Sunday
  • Two second-half goals from Romain Saiss and Zakaria Aboukhlal was all Morocco wanted to keep their hopes of reaching the knockouts alive

A section of fans has slammed Thibaut Courtois for Belgium's 2-0 shock loss against Morocco on Sunday, November 27.

The Red Devils were far from their best during the Group F clash following a shaky start to their 2022 World Cup campaign.

The side kicked off their run with a 1-0 unconvincing win over Canada in their group opener last Wednesday and were hoping to get the job done against Morocco.

Thibaut Courtois, FIFA World Cup, Belgium, Morocco, Al Thumama Stadium.
Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois dejected after they lost FIFA World Cup 2022 Group F match against Morocco at Al Thumama Stadium. Photo by ProShots.
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However, the Atlas Lions condemned them to a major upset, with Hakim Ziyich playing a vital role in the north African country's memorable win.

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Two second-half goals from Romain Saiss and Zakaria Aboukhlal were enough to earn Morocco the victory as Belgium were handed a reality check.

While the entire set of the Belgium players was below par during the match, fans quickly singled out Courtois for blame.

According to a section of supporters, the former Chelsea goalkeeper was largely responsible for Belgium's shock loss.

One of the fans described the shot-stoppers performance as 'a stinker', with another lamenting the Champions League winner produced 'shocking goalkeeping.'

Another posted:

"Thibaut Courtois is the worst ever keeper to get “best in the world" shouts."

A fourth posed:

"Are we sure this was the same Thibaut Courtois that we saw in the UCL final?"

Below are more reactions:

Riots in Belgium 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 the centre of Brussels on Sunday following Morocco's shock 2-0 World Cup win over Belgium in Qatar.

Dozens of fans smashed shop windows, threw fireworks and torched vehicles.

Even before the end of the match, "dozens of people, including some wearing hoodies, sought confrontation with the police, which compromised public safety," Brussels police said in a statement.