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BBC commentator ‘forgot to do the job’ when he named the wrong Morocco goalkeeper

It took BBC commentator Guy Mowbray 37 minutes to figure out which goalkeeper was between Morocco’s posts when they faced Belgium in the World Cup on Sunday. Yassine Bounou started for the African team in their first match against Croatia, but Munir El Kajoui was appointed to take Roberto Martínez’s place.

In the 37th minute Mowbray noticed that he had made a mistake and did not notice the late change in goal. “One thing I should have noticed earlier, for which I apologize is a change in goal for Morocco at the start,” Mowbray admitted in the commentary. number was number 12 El Kajoui in goal, Munir El Kajoui”.

Former England and Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas was on commentary duty alongside Mowbray, and he made sure to mock his colleague for the mistake. “You forgot to do your job, right?”

Mowbray replied, “Okay, okay, I can see his number now. He looks like Bounou to me. We’re trying to find out what happened to him.”

“Apparently, he could have gotten sick just before the game, which is why there was that little delay when we were waiting for the Morocco team photo and the handshake with Eden Hazard.”

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