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Morocco made history in Qatar 2022: it qualified first in Group F and will play in the round of 16 after 36 years

Morocco won 2-1 Canada at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha and qualified first in Group F of the World Cup Qatar 2022. With goals from Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri, the Africans beat the Americans with great class and will play in the round of 16 after 36 years.

The team led by Walid Regragui is one of the surprises of the World Cup. With Ziyech and Achraf Hakimi as top figures, the Moroccans show fast play on the wings and very technical attacks.

Although they quickly took the lead against Canada thanks to a rude mistake by goalkeeper Milan Borjan, who took advantage Ziyech to shade the ball, Morocco He did not tire in search of another goal. This is how the second came, at 23 minutes, 19 after the first.

Midway through the first half, Youssef En-Nesyri outpaced centre-backs Steven Vitória and Kamal Miller after a through pass from Hakimi and shook Borjan’s net again with a strong right foot, with his less capable leg.

Canada He reacted at times, especially with attacks on the left by Tajo Buchanan and taking advantage of the speed of Alphonso Davies. In one of his surprise attacks, the injury goal came: Samuel Adekugbe went over the top and sent a cross that defender Nayet Aguerd brushed by chance; The ball went straight to Bono’s goal, who tried to get it out, but in vain.

In this team, the tasks of Sofyan Amrabat, a holding midfielder who plays for Fiorentina, and goalkeeper Yassine Bounou (better known as Bono), who defends the colors of Seville, also stand out.

Yassine Bounou and center back Romain Saiss.  REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari

Amrabat is the owner of the Moroccan midfield and sets up the game with judgment and speed. Bono, for his part, comes out playing from behind as if he were just another defender; He even risks making complicated plays, faithful to the style of Pep Guardiola’s goalkeepers, who once praised him.

With clear victories against Belgium (number 2 in the FIFA ranking) and Canadathe Moroccan team is emerging as a tough rival for the next phases of the World Cup Qatar 2022.


Mazraoui complains angrily about a corner kick taken for Canada.

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UFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF Hutchinson headed a corner kick and the ball hit the crossbar. The ball bounced off the line then. Canada generates danger from the dead ball.

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Once again Bono becomes the protagonist. He touches and touches the ball with the defenders and Amrabat.


In Morocco: Boufal and Sabiri leave. Aboukhlal and Amallah enter.

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Osorio and Buchanan combine on the left and try to generate dangerous actions for Canada.

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In Canada: Hutchinson and David enter.


Hoilett complains on the pitch about a foul by Amrabat.


UFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF Larin almost reaches the center. He was alone in front of Bono.

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Foul by Boufal near his area. Dangerous free kick for Canada.

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Canada reacts. She tries to enter from the left side with Buchanan.


Great combination of passes from Morocco in the area, but Adekugbe stops it and shoots the ball into the opponent’s field.


As we see, Morocco seeks to score one more goal without fatigue. He rotates the ball from side to side and sends crosses for En-Nesyri.


Foul by Buchanan against Hakimi.


The second half began.


The technical and collective level of Morocco has been surprising, and with this result they qualify for the round of 16.


The first half is over. The players head to the dressing rooms.

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Saïss complains to the referee about Canada’s harsh tackles.

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Goal disallowed by En-Nesyri. Canada tries to play its way out.

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To Adekugbe for a strong kick to Hakimi.

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Strong tackle by Kaye against Ziyech. The referee continues with the actions.

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En-Nesyri complains of a blow to the face. But, the referee calls a foul for Canada.

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Aguerd intercepted a cross, but the ball went straight to Bono’s goal, who touched the ball before it entered the goal.

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Tremendous hat from Hoilett on the right side. However, Mazraou ends the attack with a shot towards Canada’s field.

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Johnston’s pass is intercepted by Hakimi and generates Morocco’s counterattack.

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Bono’s precision in touching his defenders in the middle of so many rivals is impressive. It should be remembered that Guardiola once praised him.

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Miller and Vitória have problems playing. The long pass to Buchanan goes wide.

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Strong foul by Osorio. The referee punishes him with a yellow card for the ironing.

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With this result, Morocco secures its place in the round of 16 of the World Cup.

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En-Nesyri scored it with a strong right-footed shot.

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Boufal commits a foul and the referee stops Morocco’s counterattack.

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Canada approaches Morocco area; but, Bono responds optimally and clears the danger. The goalkeeper plays with his defense as if he were just another defender.

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UFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF Buchanan missed the equalizer after a cross from the right.

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Canada has problems playing. The center backs retain the ball for a long time.

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Amrabat sets up Morocco’s game, which uses the flanks well to put pressure on the opponent.

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Strong foul by Hoilett against Ounahi. The referee sanctions him with a yellow card.

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Morocco’s pressure causes errors in Canada’s defense.

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Goalkeeper Borjan gave the ball to the Chelsea player, who scored with a luxury hat.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!! from Morocco. Ziyech did it after taking advantage of a “gift.”

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Davies asks for the ball near the area. Canada recovers the ball.

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Morocco comes out playing. Hakimi intends to overwhelm his side.

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The match started.

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The teams take the field and the national anthems play.

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Canada: Borjan, Vitória, Adekugbe, Miller, Johnston, Osorio, Kaye, Hoilett, Larin, Davies, Buchanan.
Morocco: Bounou, Saïss, Mazraoui, Aguerd, Hakimi, Ziyech, Amrabat, Sabiri, Ounahi, Boufal, En-Nesyri.


We will soon know the official lineups of both countries.



Mexico: 9:00 am
Peru, Colombia and Ecuador: 10:00 am
Bolivia and Venezuela: 11:00 am
Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay and Brazil: 12:00 pm
Spain: 4:00 pm



Peru: DirecTV Sports, DirecTV Sports App and Latina
Colombia: DirecTV Sports, DirecTV Sports App, Caracol TV and RCN
Chile: DirecTV Sports, DirecTV Sports App, Channel 13 and Chilevision
Ecuador: DirecTV Sports, DirecTV Sports App, ECDF and Teleamazonas
Argentina: DirecTV Sports, DirecTV Sports App and TyC Sports
Mexico: Sky HD and Blue To Go Video Everywhere
United States: Sling, FOX Sports App, Peacock, SiriusXM FC, UFORIA App, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo,, FOX Network and Telemundo
Spain: fuboTV España,, Gol Mundial and TVE La 1


Canada seeks to say goodbye to the World Cup with a positive result, while Morocco qualify for the round of 16. The Africans only need a draw to stay in the race.


You can also follow the game through the following links:

Live soccer: Canada vs. Morocco today in Group F of the World Cup

Canada vs. Morocco live: how to watch the Qatar 2022 World Cup online


Davies and Zadorsky were named Canadian national team players of the month.


The Moroccan national team has participated in 6 World Cups (1970, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2018 and 2022), where they have scored a total of 16 goals.


“We are going to go out as if it were the first game of the tournament,” declared Alphonso Davies about the confrontation against Canada.


Moroccan accounts are simple. A victory or a draw gives them a place in the round of 16. The three points ensure first place, while a defeat would also put them in the next round as long as Belgium loses or Croatia falls by two more goals than them. A 4-0 win by Canada and a draw in Croatia-Belgium also sends them out.


Morocco’s last training session ahead of the match against Canada.


Possible alignment of Morocco

Yassine Bounou, Achraf Hakimi, Naif Aguerd, Romain Saiss, Noussair Mazraoui, Sofyan Amrabat, Azzedine Ounahi, Selim Amallah, Hakim Ziyech, Youssef En-Nesyri and Sofiane Boufal. Coach: Walid Regragui.


Canada’s possible lineup

Dayne St. Clair, Alistair Johnston, Steven Vitoria, Kamal Miller, Sam Adekugbe, Tajon Buchanan, Ismael Koné, Stephen Eustaquio, David Hoilett, Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David. DT: John Herdman.


Canada vs. Morocco: match channels and how to watch on TV

Canada vs. Morocco will be one of the most attractive duels of the World Cup matchday. The confrontation will take place at the Al Thumama Stadium and will be broadcast in Peru, through Latina, DirecTV Sports and DirecTV Sports App; in Argentina, via TyC Sports and Public TV; while in Mexico, through the Blue To Go Video Everywhere and Sky HD signals.


What time does Canada vs. Morocco?

Mexico: 9:00 am
Peru, Colombia and Ecuador: 10:00 am
Bolivia and Venezuela: 11:00 am
Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay and Brazil: 12:00 pm
Spain: 4:00 pm


Canada was the surprise in the Concacaf qualifying round, where they finished in first place, but their defeats in the first two rounds of the World Cup meant that they were out of competition in the group stage.


Morocco needs the victory to qualify for the round of 16. If Croatia draws or does not win, the Africans will qualify first.


Morocco comes to this match after a surprise victory against Belgium. The Africans have 4 points and a win will qualify them for the round of 16.



Here begins coverage of the match between Canada and Morocco for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Source: Elcomercio

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