Qatar's youngsters have now tasted defeat at the hands of their Brazilian counterparts twice in 2014. Crushed 7-0 at the Toulon Tournament in May, they yesterday suffered another comprehensive beating in a friendly arranged to kick off Brazil's preparations for the Rio Olympics in 2016. Wallace, who had already featured for the U21s, was joined by Monaco teammate Fabinho in the Brazilian defence, and both impressed during the match as their side ran out 4-0 winners.
Convincing return for Dirar
Nabil Dirar looked equally sharp, as he made his return for the Lions of the Atlas at the same time as his former AS Monaco teammate Mounir Obbadi. The winger was one of the rare bright sparks in an otherwise disappointing display by the Moroccans, as they were held to a goalless draw with Qatar in Casablanca. He even created his side's best chance just after half-time, his shot deflected to the feet of teammate Omar El Khaddouri, who somehow contrived to miss an open goal!
Morocco's next game is against Libya on 7 September, while the Brazil U21s take on Lebanon two days later.