Noussair Mazraoui made his first goal for Morocco on Tuesday. The Ajax player was injured during the duel with Burundi (0-3) in the qualifying series for the African Cup. Brazil put an end to a bad series in a friendly game.
Mazraoui opened the score at Burundi against Morocco, after which Youssef En Nesyri (Leganés) and Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund) scored the other goals in the Stade Intwari in the Burundian city of Bujumbura.
Mazraoui dropped out after an hour. It is not yet known what the seriousness of the injury is, although it seems to be better than expected. His Ajax teammate Hakim Ziyech was brought to the side after 71 minutes. Former Feyenoorder Sofyan Amrabat played the entire game and former PSV player Nordin Amrabat stepped in six minutes before the end.
Because of the victory, Morocco comes in four points from two duels. Earlier, 0-0 was played against Mauritania. The Central African Republic occupies second place with three points, but will play Mauritania later on Tuesday (third with one point from one game). Burundi has one point after two games.
For Morocco, the qualification series will only continue next year. On August 31, the 'Lions of the Atlas' awaits a home game with the Central African Republic.
The 33rd edition of the Africa Cup will be held from 11 June to 9 July 2021. Cameroon is the host country and therefore automatically qualified. Earlier this year, Algeria won the most recent edition of the Africa Cup.
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Brazil wins for the first time in six games
Brazil recorded its first win since early July in a friendly match against South Korea. The team of the troubled national coach Tite won 3-0 in Abu Dhabi.
The 'Divine Canaries' had a poor series of exhibition games after the won final of the Copa América (3-1 against Peru). Brazil played a draw against Colombia (2-2), Senegal (1-1) and Nigeria (1-1) and lost to Peru (0-1) and Argentina (0-1).
Against South Korea, the five-time world champion ended the international year in a positive way. AC Milan midfielder Lucas Paquetá opened the score in the ninth minute from a cross from left back Renan Lodi.
With a beautiful free kick, Philippe Coutinho increased the lead to 2-0 before halftime, after which Danilo determined the final score in the second half, again after an assist by Atlético Madrid's Lodi player.
Brazil recorded its first win since July 7. (Photo: Pro Shots)