El Khannouss tells the remarkable story about his jersey change after the match against Belgium at the World Cup – Football News

El Khannouss tells the remarkable story about his jersey change after the match against Belgium at the World Cup – Football News
El Khannouss tells the remarkable story about his jersey change after the match against Belgium at the World Cup – Football News
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Morocco beat the Red Devils at the World Cup in Qatar. Bilal El Khannouss ultimately did not play, but he did experience a remarkable story.

It was a very special moment for Bilal El Khannouss at the World Cup in Qatar in 2022, when he had to play against Belgium with Morocco.

Playing against the country where he grew up, where he also played football in the national youth team and where he has his current employer. But a World Cup is and remains something unique and winning should always be celebrated, as El Khannouss says.

He also did that against the Red Devils, when they won 0-2 in the group stage. Although he has a striking anecdote from that match and it revolves entirely around the changing of jerseys.

Jersey to Eden Hazard

“When we walked to the supporters to celebrate, we left our jerseys on the bench. When I came back it was gone. I went crazy,” said Het Nieuwsblad. But the jersey didn’t just disappear. “It turned out that our equipment man had taken them inside. I followed after it but he had no idea where it was.”

The monkey didn’t come out until later that evening. “When we got back to the hotel, I suddenly saw an article on the La Dernière Heure site. There was a photo of Eden Hazard with my jersey. ‘How is it possible?’ I thought. Would he really have asked that? What an honor. But guess what. Someone on our staff had asked Eden for his shirt and used mine as coin.”

The article is in Dutch

Belgium

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