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“Thought He Deserved the Ballon D’Or” – Soccer Fans Destroy Thibaut Courtois After a Massive Error Sends Belgium Closer to Exit From FIFA World Cup

Published 11/27/2022, 9:49 AM EST

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Belgium started its FIFA World Cup campaign with a close win over Canada. Despite a dull performance from the Red Devils, they managed to cruise past the Maple Leafs. Belgium laid their 2nd game of the competition against Morocco. However, they struggled against the African giants and conceded a silly goal in the 73rd minute. They went on to concede another goal at 90+2 and lost the game 2-0. Thibaut Courtois made the headlines after his massive blunder, leading to Morocco’s first goal.

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European giants Belgium conceded a free-kick from outside the box in the 72nd minute. They were already under huge pressure from the Moroccan side looking for a goal. Their super-sub Abdelhamid Sabiri lined up to take the free-kick and shocked Courtois on his near post.


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It was a massive blunder from Thibaut Courtois, who couldn’t judge the free-kick taken from the Moroccan side. Fans went berserk over the goal and called out the Real Madrid goalkeeper for his massive mistake.

Soccer fans react to a massive mistake from Thibaut Courtois

Sabiri gave Morocco their first goal with an insane free-kick, catching Courtois off-guard at his near post. It was the same kind of goal Hakim Ziyech scored earlier. However, it came from a different side this time. Courtois’ blunder caught the eyes of fans, who took to social media to react to the goal.

Here’s how fans reacted to Courtois’ mistake:


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Belgium was running out of time and tried to attack Morocco after conceding. However, it was too late, as Morocco came up with another goal 20 mins after scoring their first. Belgium’s hope to qualify for the knockout stages now hangs by a thread. They will have to beat 2018 runners-up Croatia in their final game to seal the R16 spot.

The Group F dilemma


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Many thought group F to be a two-team affair, with Belgium and Croatia being the better sides among the four. However, the FIFA Qatar World Cup has been full of surprises. Canada lost to Belgium in their first game but was the better team after 90 minutes of the game. Morocco also managed to draw against Croatia in their opening game.

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Morocco now leads the table with 4 points from 2 games, followed by Belgium with 3 points. Croatia and Canada are yet to play and sit 3rd and 4th, respectively. However, the table could change with Croatia vs Canada’s result. However, the group stays wide open, and it is mathematically possible for any of the four teams to qualify for the next round from here.


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Written by:

Abhishek Singh


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Abhishek Singh is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.
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