Morocco playing to win as they take on Canada

Morocco playing to win as they take on Canada
Action from the Belgium - Morocco clash

“It will be like playing a final. “said Regragui, who is looking to steer the North Africans into the knockout stages for the first time since 1986.

Morocco Head Coach Walid Regragui has said his team will be gunning for victory when they face eliminated Canada in their final Group F match on Thursday.

“It will be like playing a final. “said Regragui, who is looking to steer the North Africans into the knockout stages for the first time since 1986.

The Atlas Lions started the tournament with a 0-0 draw against 2018 finalists Croatia before defeating Belgium 2-0 on Sunday for their first win in the tournament since 1998.


“ The most important thing after the game is to move to the next round. We hope to fly the flag of African football high,” he added.

 To reach the round of 16, Morocco need to win or draw. If Canada win, then Morocco will count on Belgium defeating Croatia and count on goal difference to determine who between them or Croatia advances.

He reiterated his side’s commitment to victory, saying, “It would be an error to go in and give it 20 or 30%. We face a team who want to win it. We are there to win as well. Looking for the draw would be a mistake.”