Yassine Bounou was absent from the Morocco staff initially of as we speak’s World Cup sport in opposition to Belgium regardless of being named within the line up.
Bounou, generally often known as Bono, was named on the staff sheet for Morocco’s World Cup conflict in opposition to Belgium however did not play any of the sport.
Many followers observed he was not between the sticks when the sport kicked off, resulting in questions as to when & why he had been modified for back-up ‘keeper Munir Mohamedi.
Here’s what GOAL is aware of thus far…
When did Bono get changed by Mohamedi in opposition to Belgium?
Bono was modified earlier than a ball was kicked. He walked out together with his teammates and sung the nationwide anthem, however in between that and the staff photograph there was a delay. It was then that Mohamedi changed Bono, with a number of eagle-eyed viewers recognizing the change immediately.
BBC commentary staff Man Mowbray and Jermaine Jenas didn’t discover the change 38 minutes into the match!
Why was Bono unable to play in opposition to Belgium?
The BBC reported that Bono suffered imaginative and prescient points and was then changed earlier than the sport began. Morocco supervisor Walid Regragui confirmed that his goalkeeper had suffered a conflict within the sport in opposition to Croatia and tried to play on however wanted to be modified simply earlier than the sport kicked off.
Regragui mentioned: “He took a success in opposition to Croatia. He wasn’t positive, we tried till the top. After the warm-up, he did not really feel effectively. He had the honesty to provide his place to another person.”
How did Mohamedi get on for Morocco?
Mohamedi deputised beautifully for Bono, protecting a clear sheet and making three saves as Morocco beat Belgium 2-0.