He has his fate in his hands during the confrontation with Canada

Morocco is looking for a point to rewrite history

  • Morocco's defense rock, Romain Sayes, seeks with the "Atlas Lions" to win the round of 16 card today.


  • Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

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The Moroccan national team has its fate in its hands when it faces Canada at the end of Group F matches, today, in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The “Atlas Lions” need a tie point to settle their qualification to the final price, regardless of the outcome of the largest clash that is taking place, at the same time, between Croatia and Belgium.

Morocco will qualify in the three cases, winning, drawing and even losing if Belgium loses or if Croatia loses and the goal difference between them is in its favor, and if Belgium draws and the goal difference between them is in its interest.

The “Atlas Lions” hope to qualify for the second time in its history today, and repeat the scenario of the 1986 World Cup, when it became the first Arab and African team to pass the first round, before losing with difficulty to West Germany with a fatal goal in the 89th minute scored by Lothar Matthaus with a free kick from outside the area. , taking advantage of a fatal error of the human wall.

Morocco coach Walid Regragui called on his players to maintain a “winning mentality.”

We didn't do anything, we didn't qualify (to the final price) for which we came here.

We had the desire to live like the old teams, and we knew how to pass the first round.

He added, "Canada is a very good team, and to beat them, we have to maintain this fighting spirit."

Rekragui hopes to restore the services of his goalkeeper Yassine Bono, who withdrew at the last moment from the start of the Belgium match, due to a renewed injury he suffered in the first match against Croatia, which he did not want to specify.

Bono trained normally on Monday and Tuesday, but the nature of the injury he suffered, which he refused to reveal, raises more than one question mark about his readiness to play the Canada match, despite the assurance that he will be in the starting line-up.

Bono is considered a mainstay in the Moroccan squad and one of the contributors to its reaching the finals for the sixth time in its history.

In the group standings, Morocco is equal to Croatia at the top with four points each, while Belgium is third with three points, and Canada is in last place without a balance.

Belgium and Croatia in the "fate" meeting

The Belgium-Croatia match is considered the early fate of the two teams, as despite the victory of Croatia, the loss may destroy its dreams early if Morocco wins or draws with Canada, while Belgium has more complicated matters, as it has almost only one chance, which is winning today, to ensure the continuation of its career At the World Cup after its resounding loss to Morocco, in light of increasing pressure on the team's coach, Spain's Roberto Martinez, and his players.

Belgium should put their problems aside when they meet Croatia, who excelled in the second match when they rained down Canada 4-1.

Croatia has a group of distinguished elements led by veteran Luka Modric, the brilliant Perisic, Kamaric and other players, while Belgium is betting that its stars De Bruyne, Hazard, Lukaku and goalkeeper Courtois will regain their balance, to save Belgium from an early farewell.

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