FIFA World Cup 2022 : Canada vs Morocco Match Preview and Lineups

Canada vs Morocco
SCHEDULE TIME
GAME Canada vs Morocco
DATE 01/12/2022
TIME 08:30 PM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Al Thumama Stadium
LEAGUE FIFA World Cup 2022
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FULL TIME
Canada [1-2] Morocco

Match Preview of Canada vs Morocco

Morocco have the chance to extend their stay in Qatar beyond the group stages when they face Canada at the Al Thumama Stadium on Thursday in a World Cup Group F tie.

Canada are already eliminated, but there are potentially huge implications on this fixture for the North African side.

There are many permutations surrounding the final matchday in Group F, which remains incredibly tight and tough to call.

However, things can be relatively simple for Morocco - win or draw and they progress regardless of what happens in the other match in the group.

If they lose though, then things do become very complicated, as they would then need either Croatia to lose by at least two goals more than they do, or for Belgium to lose in order to progress.

If Morocco were to lose by four goals or more, then a draw in the other group match would knock them out too.

Either way, Morocco just need to get the job done themselves, but would be incredibly unfortunate not to go through having already taken points off both sides vying for a last 16 spot with them.

However, based on their performances so far, that will be no problem for the Atlas Lions, as they comfortably shut out both Croatia and Belgium with little fuss.

While the 0-0 with the Vatreni was a drab affair, they showcased their attacking capabilities against Belgium, with Zakaria Aboukhlal scoring a fabulous late clinching goal to seal a 2-0 win.

Walid Regragui's side have arguably been the best surprise package of the tournament so far given the calibre of opponents they have taken points off.

Our Predicted Lineups

Canada possible starting lineup:St. Clair; Johnston, Steven Vitoria, Miller, Adekugbe; Buchanan, Kone, Eustaquio, Hoilett; Davies, David

Morocco possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Bounou; Hakimi, Aguerd, Saiss, Mazraoui; Amrabat, Ounahi, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal

Who will win the match?

We say: Canada 1-2 Morocco. Canada will probably cause Morocco a bigger threat than Croatia and Belgium managed and will hope to get more goals and at least a point. However, with so much riding on the game for Morocco, if they can replicate their performances already in the group, they will secure last 16 qualification.

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