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World Cup 2022: Morocco to Face Spain in Round of 16



Rabat - Morocco will face Spain in the 2022 World Cup round of 16, after group E’s fixtures concluded today in a thrilling day.

Despite a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Japan today, Spain still made it to the round of 16 after they finished second in their group.



Spain opened the scoresheet in the first half with a goal from Alvaro Morata, but the Blue Samurais came back in full force in the second half, scoring two goals in two minutes by Ritsu Doan and Ao Tanaka.

Morocco sealed its qualification to the knockouts earlier today after a 2-1 victory against Canada. This is the first time that the Atlas Lions will be playing in the round of 16 since 1986.

Following the match, thousands of Moroccans took to the streets across the country and the world to celebrate, honking their cars and waving Moroccan flags.

Morocco’s head coach Walid Regragui said the fans needed the win, and that the players deserved it, also praising the opposition in the Canadian team.

The manager will have a lot to prepare for heading into the round of 16. Spain may be favored to win, but in a tournament full of upsets, a win could grant this Moroccan team a historic achievement.




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