While Morocco won their last two games in the competition, Spain are heading into this contest on the back of a two-match winless run.
Spain will be keen to overcome their recent poor form in the FIFA World Cup 2022 when they take on an in-form Morocco side in the round of 16 on Tuesday. They both are heading into this contest on the back of a contrasting run of forms. While Morocco won their last two games in the competition, Spain are heading into this contest on the back of a two-match winless run. The quality and squad depth might be on the European nation’s side, however, form is with the African country.
|Morocco vs Spain||Key details|
|Venue||Education City Stadium|
|Kickoff time in India||8:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in Morocco||4 pm|
|Kickoff time in Spain||4 pm|
|Kickoff time in Qatar||6 pm|
Morocco were placed in a difficult Group F alongside some of the top European teams. However, the African nation defied the odds to go on an unbeaten group run. Starting with a draw over Croatia, Morocco defeated Belgium and Canada to top the group with seven points. Meanwhile, Spain were also placed in a difficult Group E. Following their stunning 7-0 win over Costa Rica in their opener, Spain were held to a draw by Germany. However, a 2-1 defeat in their final group game against Japan cost the Spaniards the top spot, as they finished second with four points.
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These two nations do not come up against each other often on the international stage. In fact the few times they played one other were only in World Cup or the qualifiers. Out of the three matches played between them, two ended in victories for Spain while the other ended as a draw. Four years ago in the 2018 World Cup, these two countries played out an exciting 2-2 draw in the group stage. Prior to that, they played in the 1961 World Cup qualification playoffs when Spain won home and away.
|Total Morocco goals||4|
|Total Spain goals||6|
|Biggest Morocco win||–|
|Biggest Spain win||3-2 (1961)|
|Spain draw Morocco||2-2|
|Spain beat Morocco||3-2|
|Morocco lose to Spain||0-1|