Morocco will take on Spain in the penultimate World Cup 2022 round of 16 match at the Education City Stadium on Tuesday. Spain was second in Group E and now, take on Morocco – a side that warded off Croatia and Belgium to top Group F.
Morocco beat Canada 2-1 in their last match and looks a side in form, but they will need to be at their absolute best against Spain in this knockout match.
FIFA World Cup Morocco vs Spain Teams News
Morocco Football Team News
There are no visible injury concerns for Morocco ahead of this match and hence, they can challenge Spain with a full-strength squad for the match. Achraf Hakimi, did not take part in training on Saturday but is expected to take part in this game despite having issues with his ankles.
The other players who were given a break include Ziyech, Sofyan Amrabat, and Sofiane Boufal, but will all be a part of this match.
Spain Football Team News
Spain too have a fully fit squad at their disposal. As far as their training session is concerned, Spain was without Dani Olmo, David Raya, and Cesar Azpilicueta.
As per reports, Dani Olmo has recovered while Azpilicueta is suffering from calf soreness. Also, Ferran Torres and Jordi Alba could make a comeback to the starting XI for this crucial knockout match.
Qatar FIFA Spain vs Morocco Predicted Starting XI
Morocco Predicted Starting XI
Bono; Hakimi, Saiss, Aguerd, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Sahiri; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal
Spain Predicted Starting XI
Simon; Carvajal, Rodri, Laporte, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, Gavi; Torres, Morata, Olmo
FIFA WC Morocco vs Spain Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Spain have won two out three matches against Morocco. The other match ended in a draw.
- The last time these two sides locked horns was back in the group stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This match ended in a 2-2 stalemate.
- Morocco are in the round of 16 for only the second time in history.
- Spain will take on an African side in the knock-out stages for the first time in a FIFA World Cup.
FIFA World Cup Morocco vs Spain Fantasy Football Team
Defenders: Hakimi(VC), Rodri, Laporte, Mazraoui
Midfielders: Pedri, Amrabt, Gavi, Ziyech
Forwards: Torres, Morata (C)
FIFA World Cup Qatar Morocco vs Spain Match Details
Kick-off Date: Tuesday, December 6
Kick-off Time: 8:30 PM IST
Venue: Education City Stadium
Spain vs Morocco Live Streaming in India
Live Telecast: Sports18 SD/HD
Live streaming: JioCinema (App & Website)
Morocco vs Spain Match Prediction
Spain are one of the favourites to clinch the title and since they have a young squad at their disposal, they should be able to breeze past Morocco. However, they cannot take Morocco lightly, especially after they stunned Belgium in the group stage.
However, Spain have enough depth and talent to win this game 3-0.