Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou mysteriously disappeared earlier than the kickoff of his staff’s World Cup sport in opposition to Belgium on Sunday.
Bounou was named within the beginning lineup, got here out along with his staff, and sang the nationwide anthem earlier than kickoff as typical. However, when the sport began, reserve keeper Monir El Kajoui was in Morocco’s aim.
Whereas there was no fast rationalization from the Morocco staff or match officers at Al Thumama Stadium, Moroccan TV channel 2M stated on its official Twitter account that Bounou had felt dizzy proper earlier than kickoff and requested to get replaced.
The 31-year-old Bounou, who was born in Canada, is Morocco’s No. 1 goalkeeper and performs for Spanish membership Sevilla. He performed in Morocco’s 0-0 draw with Croatia within the opening spherical of group video games.