The teams of Morocco and Spain will meet in the 1/8 finals of the World Cup. Will the European team confirm the status of the favorite, or are we waiting for a sensation? We'll figure it out.
Morocco unexpectedly won its group, leaving behind Croatia, Belgium and Canada.
The African national team scored seven points: in the first match, they dispersed in peace against Croatia (0:0), and then beat Belgium (2:0) and Canada (1:0).
For the first time in their history, the Moroccans won two matches in a row at the World Cup, and also for the second time in their history they left the group. The first was in 1986, when they were defeated by Germany (0:1).
Spain took second place in its group. In the first round, Luis Enrique's wards beat Costa Rica with an indecent score (7:0), in the second round they drew against Germany (1:1), and in the decisive match they lost to Japan (1:2).
Many experts believe that there is a possibility that the Spaniards did not specifically strain themselves with the Japanese to get into the easy part of the net, because they held the ball 82% of the playing time, but did not force the game in attack.
One of the main leaders of the "red fury" can be considered the striker of Atletico Madrid, Alvaro Morata, who scored in each of his first three matches at the World Cup.
Statistics and figures
- Spain is the favorite match according to bookmakers;
- Morocco did not miss this World Cup;
- Spain conceded twice in the tournament;
- The last time the teams met at the 2022 World Cup, then the match ended with a score of 2:2. However, it is worth noting that three people (Busquets, Alba and Carvajal) are currently in the application from that starting line-up of the "red fury"
I think that the match will be intense, and in the first half the teams will look at each other.