Nigeria, Nov. 27 -- For the first time in 24 years, the Morocco national team were able to secure a victory in a World Cup match as they beat Belgium 2-0 on Sunday in their second group game at Qatar 2022.

The Atlas Lions, before Sunday, last tasted victory at the France 1998 World Cup when they trounced Scotland 3-0.

Coach Walid Regragui-led Moroccan side registered the second upset of the day after Costa Rica had also beaten Japan earlier.

Belgium were the overwhelming favourite for victory over Morocco based on their past records in World Cup group-stage matches.

However, that wasn't the case in Sunday's tie as the Red Devils were subdued by two second-half goals from substitute players, Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Abdoukhal.