Spain’s devastating defeat to Japan in their final group-stage match may have damaged their confidence. But La Roja are aware that this is the first time since they won the competition in FIFA 2010 that they haven’t been able to make it past the quarterfinals. Morocco, on the other hand, has so far at the FIFA World Cup 2022 played better than expected and won their group. They are participating in the round of 16 for just the second time in history.
The winner of Group F, Morocco, will face Group E’s runners-up, Spain. The fact that Spain placed second in their group was shocking. But Japan had a fantastic group stage, winning over Germany and Spain to take first place. But now that Japan’s world cup run has come to an end after losing on penalties to Croatia, Spain would prefer to lead Group E. The North Africans won the group, which also included Belgium, by going undefeated (two wins and one draw)
Morocco, who has never advanced past the quarterfinals, will be anxious to continue their fantastical 2022 odyssey. Senegal, the only other African team to advance to the Round of 16, was destroyed 3-0 by England. The Atlas Lions now hope to beat their previous World Cup records. Their finest performance thus far occurred in 1986, when they lost in the Round of 16. The goal of Walid Regragui’s team is also to break the record for the most consecutive victories by an African nation at a World Cup. Currently, Cameroon (five times) holds the record, with Morocco coming in second.
Given that they would have played Croatia in the round of 16, some people would see Spain finishing in second place as a gift in disguise, but they are fully aware of how difficult this match would be. Luis Enrique is aware that Spain was eliminated from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the round of 16, though. At this stage of the competition, Spain has never been eliminated twice, and their nine goals in the group stage were a joint-highest total with England.
Out of the three games Spain has played against Morocco, two have finished in victories and one in draws. In those games, Spain scored six goals while also giving up four. The previous match between the two groups took place during the group stages of FIFA 2018 and ended in a 2-2 draw.
Ferran Torres of Spain and Youssef En-Nesyri of Morocco, who has already scored in FIFA 2022, are the two forwards to keep an eye on.
Date, Time & Venue
On December 6 at 9:00 PM, Spain VS Morocco will play at the Education City Stadium in Ar Rayyan.
Both the Jio Cinema app and website will provide free live streaming of the Morocco VS Spain game. The match will be televised live on the Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels.
Spain will win in a game that scores a lot of goals. 4-2. The European team will prevail.