Morocco’s U23 Atlas Cubs beat Brazil’s Olympic team 1-0 at the Grand Stade de Fès on Thursday, September 7.
The goal was scored in the 73rd minute by Zakaria El Ouahdi. However, the Moroccan team was without its best players, Abde Ezzalzouli, Ibrahim Salah, Bilal El Khannouss, Ismaël Saibari, Amir Richardson and Benjamin Bouchouari, all of whom are with the senior team.
This match between the African champion of the category and the reigning Olympic champion, was part of the preparations for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Brazil had won the men’s Olympic tournament at the Tokyo Olympics, defeating Spain (2-1) in the final.
The match was interrupted by a power cut that led to lengthy stoppages.