[Spain vs Morocco][.[𝐅𝐎𝐗@𝐒𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐒].]UK] Spain vs Morocco Live Online Broadcast ON TV Channel FIFA World Cup 06 december 2022
Spain vs Morocco Live Online Broadcast ON TV Channel FIFA World Cup 06 december 2022
Morocco vs Spain Live Coverage FIFA World Cup 2022 Broadcast ON TV Channel 06st December 2022
Morocco set for last-16 encounter with Spain: Why Qatar has been the Atlas Lions' World Cup so far
African nations have lost nine of 10 World Cup knockout games against European sides with the exception being Senegal's win over Sweden in the last 16 in 2002; Usher Komugisha tells Sky Sports why Morocco will be a stern test for Spain
Four years ago in Russia, all five nations hailing from the continent were eliminated in the group stages, accumulating eight points collectively, but in Qatar there has been a wonderful resurgence in this World Cup of shocks.
Cameroon fell spectacularly short despite shocking five-time champions Brazil in the final act of the group stages.
Morocco contributed seven points alone to the 24 in total in the group stages this time around, featuring in the knockout stages of the World Cup for only a second time, also reaching the round of 16 in 1986, losing 1-0 to Germany that year.
What we've seen for the first time at this World Cup are five African teams with five African coaches. It's a historic moment. In the case of Walid Regragui, he is a former Morocco international. He understands the culture of the country and he knows what it takes to win.
The Spaniards, who humbled Costa Rica 7-0 in their opening game, eventually finished second in Group E behind Japan following a shock 2-1 loss to the Samurai Blue – a result that also sent four-time champions Germany tumbling out of the tournament.
Morocco, meanwhile, defied the odds to top Group F ahead of Croatia and Belgium and are now making their second-ever appearance in the knockout phase.
They are the only Arab team left standing in the competition and will enjoy significant support at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.
Coach Walid Regragui’s approach so far has focused on defending deep and capitalising on opportunities to punish opponents on the counterattack.
Morocco are the feel-good story of the 2022 World Cup tournament so far. The Atlas Lions topped their group, the first African nation to do so in this century, and will be looking to upset their neighbors Spain in Tuesday's round of 16 clash.
For Morocco, it is their fifth appearance at the World Cup. They've never made it past the quarterfinals stage, and a date with destiny is set for tomorrow. Although the odds are against them, head coach Walid Regragui said the team is "well-prepared" and that "we'll do everything to win." With team chemistry, leadership and cohesiveness, Morocco might have the perfect mix to keep on surprising.
Meanwhile, Brazil are not holding anything back after scoring four first-half goals against South Korea to advance to the quarterfinals. The Selecao are one of the most entertaining teams to watch, providing football that's easy on the eye with plenty of flair, individual talent and dance moves to celebrate.
Be sure to check in with ESPN throughout the tournament as we bring you the latest from Qatar. Here's what you might have missed from Monday's World Cup happenings, and a look ahead to Tuesday for what's next.
Who: Spain vs Morocco
Where: Education City Stadium
When: December 6, 6pm (15:00 GMT)
Spain head into Tuesday’s last-16 clash against Morocco as favourites but the Atlas Lions will sense that they can pull off an upset after an electrifying start to their World Cup campaign.
Morocco : Bounou - Hakimi, Aguerd, Saïss, Mazraoui - Sabiri, Amrabat, Amallah - Ziyech, En Nesyri, Boufal.
Spain : Simon - Azpilicueta, Rodri, Laporte, Alba - Gavi, Busquets, Pedri - F. Torres, Morata, Olmo.