FIFA World Cup 
December 6, 2022, 9:00 pm
Morocco
vs
Spain

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Morocco is going head to head with Spain starting on 6 Dec 2022 at 15:00 UTC at Education City Stadium stadium, Al Rayyan city, Qatar. The match is a part of the World Cup, Knockout stage.

Event details
NAME: Morocco – Spain
DATE: 6 Dec 2022
TIME: 15:00 UTC
VENUE: Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar

 

With the golden generation of Belgium under-performing and 2018 runners-up Croatia struggling to find a consistent attacking spark, Morocco took full advantage to claim a surprising first-placed finish in Group F with seven points from nine on offer.

 

Even in their goalless draw with Croatia, the plaudits largely went to Walid Regragui’s men, who followed that point up with successive wins over Belgium and Canada to become one of only two African teams in the last 16 of the World Cup – the other being Senegal.

 

During their matchday three encounter with Canada, Hakim Ziyech took advantage of a blunder from Milan Borjan to chip the Canucks goalkeeper from distance in the fourth minute, and Youssef En-Nesyri put the icing on the cake before a Nayef Aguerd own goal gave the Canadians a slight glimmer of hope.

 

However, the Atlas Lions held on for the three points that would send them through to the knockout stages as group winners, and the 2022 tournament marks only the second time that Morocco have got this far, having been eliminated in the last 16 in 1986.

 

Now riding the wave of an eight-game unbeaten run in all competitions – during which time they have only conceded two goals – Regragui’s men are out to become the first Morocco side to reach the quarter-finals, and they could also match continental history, as their four-game unbeaten run at the World Cup can only be beaten by Cameroon’s five between 1982 and 1990 out of all the African nations.