Spain’s stunning loss to the Japanese in their final group-stage match may have damaged their confidence. But La Roja is conscious that this is the first time since they won the tournament in FIFA world cup 2010 that they will not be able to make it past the quarterfinals.
Morocco, on the other hand, has so far at the World Cup 2022 played better than expected and has won their group. They are participating in the round of 16 for just the second time in their history.
The winner of Group F, Morocco, will face Group E’s runners-up, Spain. The fact that Spain placed second in their group was shocking. But Japan had a fantastic group phase, winning over Germany and Spain to take first place.
But now that Japan’s world cup run has come to an end after losing on penalties to Croatia, Spain would prefer to lead Group E. The North Africans won the group, which also included Belgium, by winning the division (2 wins & 1 draw).
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Morocco Team Details
Morocco, who has never advanced past the quarterfinals, will be anxious to continue their fantastical 2022 adventure. Senegal, the only other African squad to advance to the Next round 16, was destroyed 3-0 by Britain.
The morocco players now hope to beat their previous World Cup achievements. Their finest performance thus far occurred in 1986, when they lost in the Round of 16.
The goal of Walid Regragui’s team is also to beat the record for the most straight victories by an African nation at a World Cup. Currently, Cameroon (5 times) holds the record, with Morocco coming in second (4).
Spain Team Details
Seeing that they would have played Croatia in the round of 16, some people would see Spain finishing in the 2nd spot as a gift of surprise, but they are fully aware of how tough this match would be.
Luis Enrique is informed that Spain was eliminated from the 2018 World Cup in the round of 16, though. At this point in the competition, Spain has never been eliminated twice, and their nine goals in the pool stages were a joint-highest total with England.
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Morocco vs Spain Head-to-Head
Out of the three games Spain has faced against Morocco, two have finished in victories and one in draws. In those games, Spain achieved six goals while also giving up four. The recent game between the two groups took place during the group phase of FIFA 2018 and ended in a 2-2 draw.
Best Players to Watch
Ferran Torres of Spain and Youssef En-Nesyri of Morocco, who has hit in FIFA 2022, are the two forwards to keep an eye on.
Morocco vs Spain Prediction
Spain will win in a game that scores a lot of goals. 4-2. The European team will prevail.