Morocco seek to overcome Canada and secure second round qualification

Morocco seek to overcome Canada and secure second round qualification
Action between Morocco and Belgium

The win over Belgium was their first in the World Cup since 1998 and it sparked wild celebrations and some riots in Brussels.

On a high from defeating Belgium,  Morocco team will be seeking to reach the knockout stage of the World Cup for the first time in nearly four decades by defeating or drawing with Canada in their final Group F match on Thursday.

The win over Belgium was their first in the World Cup since 1998 and it sparked wild celebrations and some riots in Brussels.

Canada, on the other hand, will be out to exit the tournament on a high as they go for their first ever World Cup win on their return to the global stage after 36 years.


"If we get through to the knockout stage, I think we will be very dangerous going forward," Morocco Head Coach Walid Regragui said ahead of their win against Belgium.

They were forced to change goalkeepers at the last moment before kickoff against Belgium as Munir El Kajoui came on to replace Yassine Bounou. A team doctor later said that Bounou had felt dizzy but would be fit to play against Canada.