On Thursday, Canada and Morocco will play their final group-stage match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup at the Al Thumama Stadium. After losing their first two games in the competition, Canada was eliminated from the competition. The remaining three teams in Group F still have a chance of qualifying.
They lost their first match of the season, 1-0, against Belgium, and on Sunday, they lost 4-1 to Croatia, the 2018 champions. Two minutes after the game began, Alphonso Davies scored the opening goal, but Croatia responded well by scoring two goals in each half.
In their previous match, Morocco defeated Belgium 2-0 thanks to goals from Romain Sass and Zakaria Aboukhlal in the second half. Morocco shocked the No. 2 team in the FIFA Rankings, and even a draw would be sufficient for them to advance to the knockout stage.
Since Les Rouges are out of the competition, they won’t be under any pressure to perform in this match. They have a strong team, but they haven’t played in a big tournament before, so this could work in their favor.
They have never won a World Cup match, but they will be looking to change that in this match because they scored their first World Cup goal last time. The Atlas Lions will be looking to build on their success against Belgium and Croatia, two of the tournament’s biggest teams, when they play Canada.
We anticipate another solid performance from them in their final group-stage game because they have built their play around their defensive stability. Their chances of keeping a clean sheet and a narrow victory over their North American rivals are both in our favor.
Prediction: Canada 0-1 Morocco
There have been three meetings between the two teams, all of which have been friendly. Morocco has won both of their games against Canada, while Canada has only managed one draw against their African opponents.
Two of these three encounters have resulted in more than 2.5 goals, with Morocco winning their most recent encounter 4-0. Canada has lost five of its last five World Cup games, while Morocco has won just one of its last five and is undefeated in three of those games.
Morocco, along with Poland and Brazil, is one of only three teams at the 2022 FIFA World Cup to have kept both of their first two games scoreless. In addition, they have kept a clean sheet in six of their last seven matches across all competitions, whereas Canada has failed to do so in five of their last five games.
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