In-form Ismael Saibari was rewarded for his fine start to the season, when he came off the bench in the 66th minute to make his debut for Morocco in an international friendly against Burkina Faso on Tuesday night.
Morocco were to play Liberia last Saturday, but the African Cup qualifying match was postponed in the wake of the September 8 earthquake that ravaged central Morocco. The King of Morocco declared three days of national mourning. Morocco earned a 1-0 win.
Pepi again on target
Ricardo Pepi continued his goal scoring streak for the United States men’s national soccer team. PSV’s striker came off the bench in the second half to score the third goal in the convincing 4-0 victory over Oman on Tuesday night in Minnesota. Malik Tillman and Sergiño Dest were included in the starting line-up.
Johan Bakayoko was an unused substitute in Belgium’s 5-0 thrashing of Estonia in a World Cup qualifying game. The ‘Red Devils’ win kept them on top of Group F on goal difference.