In their first matchup of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Morrocco was playing Iran to a tie up until stoppage time.
That’s when Morocco forward Aziz Bouhaddouz headed an own goal into his team’s net to give Iran a 1-0 win.
Heartbreak for Morocco!
Bouhaddouz heads it into his own net in stoppage time to give Iran the lead. pic.twitter.com/f9781h4ujt
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 15, 2018
Bouhaddouz’s reaction to the epic error says it all. It’s that time in one’s life that the realization of letting an entire nation down hits you. We couldn’t feel for Bouhaddouz any more than we do right now.
Morocco earned their way into Group B of the World Cup by dominating in the lead-up to the tournament. Though, they’re nowhere near the favorite in a group that includes Portugal and Spain. Losing in this manner won’t help matters. In fact, it could end the nation’s cup hopes with games looming against those two above-mentioned teams next.
And needless to say, those on the Twitterverse had something to say about Bouhaddouz’s historical fail.
What a game.
Morocco did all the running, created most chances, had more possession and even scored the goal.
But Iran won. pic.twitter.com/ZmMw8UmXua
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) June 15, 2018
IRAN ABOUT TO SUPLEX THE JABRONI MOROCCO THEY NEVER BEAT THE REAL LEGENDS IRAN 🇮🇷 #WORLDCUP
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) June 15, 2018
Well, Morocco play Portugal and Spain next… Ngwa bye!!!
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) June 15, 2018
Say what you want about how bad you feel for Aziz Bouhaddouz's own goal and how this loss to Iran pretty much ends any hope for Morocco to get out of Group B but that WAS a tidy finish.
— Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) June 15, 2018
Is Bouhaddouz the first F.C. St. Pauli player to ever score at a World Cup? If he, is he’s done it in the most #FCSP style!!!!
— Nick (@outside_left) June 15, 2018
I am of a certain age, so own goals in the World Cup inevitably have a sinister edge to them. Feel sick for Bouhaddouz.
— Charles Boehm (@cboehm) June 15, 2018
1 – Aziz Bouhaddouz is the first substitute to score an own goal in a World Cup match since Petit for Portugal against Germany in July 2006. Nightmare. #MARIRN #MAR #IRN #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/pZ6uL5mIFZ
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 15, 2018
people on my tl MOROCCO DESERVED TO WIN pic.twitter.com/YNQ5hWmePh
— smiljana (@baldzaynstan) June 15, 2018