Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Al Thumama Stadium will host Thursday’s World Cup game between Canada and Morocco, the two teams who meet for the first time at the showpiece tournament. The Canucks have been performing below expectations in Group F, and, as a result, they missed out on a spot in the last 16. Since Canada have nothing to play in the last group game, home win should not be considered.
As always, a man to watch in John Herdman’s team will be Alphonso Davies, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line. Walid Regragui’s men, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 2-0 win over star-studded Belgium, and they are surely capable of beating the out-of-sorts Canadians in Al Khor. Goalkeeper Bono remains in the recovery room, while there are no fresh injury worries in Walid Regragui’s team.
Highlighted Team (Morocco):
Morocco, the Atlas Lions, are the first African team to win a group at the World Cup finals. Back in 1986 the team managed to finish the group stages above Portugal, Poland and England, but West Germany proved to be a big catch for the Moroccan national team in the last 16 of the tournament.
The Atlas Lions participated at the World Cup finals on four occasions, but winning of the 1976 African Cup of Nations is considered the team’s biggest success. Morocco were producing outstanding displays at the tournament in Ethiopia and it has to be noted that they defeated Guinea in the title game.
Morocco play their home games at Stade Adrar and Stade de Marrakech and they wear red shirts and green shorts when playing in front of home fans. A number of top-class footballers played for Morocco in the past, but Mustafa Hadji is certainly the biggest star who played for the Moroccan national team.