Casemiro netted from a lucky strike from outside the box over the weekend as he wore the captain’s armband over his Brazil shirt.
Morocco recorded their first ever win over Brazil in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Midfielder Sofiane Boufal opened the scoring for Morocco after 29 minutes but that goal got a response from Brazil when Manchester United midfielder Casemiro levelled the score in the 67th minute.
However, Morocco struck again in the 79th minute thanks to on-loan Sampdoria midfielder, Abdelhamid Sabiri.
It’s worth remembering that Brazil are going under a transition with U-20 coach Roman Menezes acting as caretaker manager while the Brazilian FA search for a new manager.
Menezes decided to leave Fred out of his squad, which meant the United midfielder got to enjoy some rest over the break. A rarity for United players these days.
“I wouldn’t say we lacked understanding, it’s about putting into practice the ideas of a new coach,” Casemiro told reporters after the match, as per The National.
“I think we played a good game and did everything as far as possible to win.”
Casemiro lucky goal
All goals count – whether the goalkeeper dives the wrong way or makes a complete howler of a situation – and Casemiro did enough to give Brazil a lifeline in the game.
After watching several replays of the goal this morning, I still can’t get my head around how he’s managed to let the ball slip across the line?
🚨🇧🇷 Casemiro’s goal pic.twitter.com/JEgKOQYPrm
— UtdPlug (@UtdPlug) March 25, 2023
I’m sure the Morocco manager will demand better from his keeper next time out, but at least they got the win.
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