LUIS ENRIQUE’s Spain are looking to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat by Japan last time out as they take on Morocco in the World Cup Round of 16 TODAY.
The 2010 champions suffered defeat in their last group game thanks to late winner Ao Tanaka, although the ball appeared to have gone wide in preparation.
Morocco just became the first African nation since 1998 to top their World Cup group – ahead of Croatia and Belgium.
What’s more, the Moroccans are in an eight-game unbeaten streak and they will be determined not to let that slip.
But they need another sensational performance if they want to topple Luis Enrique’s side.
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How did you come here?
Morocco started the World Cup with a hard-fought goalless draw against 2018 finalists Croatia.
They then stunned Belgium’s ‘Golden Generation’ and deservedly beat them 2-0 to get a foothold in the last 16.
And a 2-1 win over Canada took them to the top of the group – the first time an African side have done so since 1998.
Spain began with an ominous 7-0 win over Costa Rica and were immediately considered one of the sides to beat.
A 1-1 draw with Germany followed in a game that Enrique’s men seemed largely confident in controlling throughout.
But a 2-1 defeat by Japan in the third game of the group stage was a red flag that they may not be as successful as the win in Costa Rica suggested.
Spain are unbeaten in three games against Morocco.
They won 1-0, 3-2 within 11 days in November 1961.
And their only other clash came in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup where they played a 2-2 draw.
When does Morocco play Spain?
- The exciting round of 16 match between Morocco and Spain will take place on Tuesday December 6th.
- The World Cup competition is scheduled to start at 3pm UK time.
- Education City Stadium is the designated arena for this encounter and has a capacity of approximately 44,667 fans.
- It ended 2-2 as these two great nations met at the 2018 World Cup.
What TV channel is it on and can it be streamed live?
- Morocco vs Spain is shown live itv 1 In the United Kingdom.
- Transmission begins at 2.30pm UK time – 30 minutes before kick-off.
- Viewers also have the option to stream the game live via the BBC iPlayer app or via the BBC Sport website.
Can I watch it for free?
YUP! UK fans can follow Morocco’s delicious game against Spain FREE as long as you have a valid TV license.
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