Morocco defeats Canada and qualifies at the top of its group for the World Cup final

Morocco defeats Canada and qualifies at the top of its group for the World Cup final


The Moroccan national team qualified for the World Cup final price, leading Group F, after an exciting victory against Canada with two goals to one. Hakim Ziyech and Youssef Al-Nusairi scored for Morocco, and Moroccan player Nayef Akrad scored by mistake in his own goal, in the match that brought them together this evening at Al-Thumama Stadium, in the third round competitions. And the last of the group stage of the Qatar World Cup.


Morocco qualified in the lead, as the Moroccans ranked first in their group with 7 points, after they tied with Croatia and beat Belgium and Canada, while they were accompanied to the second round by the Croatian team, who finished runner-up in the group with 5 points, and the Belgium team finished third with 3 points, and bottom. Canada, the group without points.


The match started hot with Morocco’s first offensive attempt, with a strong cross from the right front through Hakim Ziyech into the penalty area, which passed a few centimeters in front of Sofiane Boufal’s head facing the goal.


And from a fatal mistake by goalkeeper Milan Burian in passing the ball after a wrong exit from the goal, Hakim Ziyech took advantage of him and succeeded in extracting the ball and hitting it directly into the net.


The second goal came after a wonderful long pass from the defensive midfield by Ashraf Hakimi towards Youssef Al-Nusairi, who launched wonderfully behind the Canadian defenders, who received the ball with a powerful shot that entered the net in the left corner of the goal.


And from a defensive error, a strong cross came from the left front through Samuel Adkogbe into the penalty area, and defender Nayef Akrad missed him with an improper distraction and accidentally put the ball into his own net.


The Canadian national team almost equalized, after a corner kick for Canada to the left of Morocco’s goal, executed by Junior Howlett with a cross into the penalty area. Atiba Hutchinson received a powerful header that hit the top crossbar of the goal and then touched the goal line before the defense took care of pushing the ball to the middle of the field.


The formation of the Moroccan national team came as follows:

“Goalkeeper: Yassin Bounou, Defense: Ashraf Hakimi, Naseer Mazraoui, Noureddine Amrabat, Nayef Akrad, Middle: Roman Sayes, Hakim Ziyech, Onahi, and Attack: Abdelhamid Sabry, Sivan Boufal, Youssef Al-Nusairi.


While the formation of Canada came:

“Goalkeepers: Milan Burian, Defense: Kamal Miller, Sam Adekogbe, Stephen Vittoria, Alastair Johntson, Midfield: Alfonso Davies, Jonathan Osuzio, Mark Kay, Attack: Tajon Buchanan, Junior Howlett, Syle Larraine.


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