Group F contenders Belgium and Morocco go head-to-head with each other in the second matchday of the FIFA World Cup group stages on 27th November at the Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar. These teams faced each other only once at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Belgium won the match 1-0 on that day. In their last five games, Belgium and Morocco have three wins and two wins. Belgium will aim to finish the group on top, while Morocco will look to punch above their weight.
Official FIFA World Cup broadcasters
Television networks VRT and RTBF have the official rights to telecast the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The Radio-television Belge de la Communaute francais (RTBF) is a French television network who have joined hands with Belgium public service broadcaster VRT to cover the entire FIFA World Cup in the country. The World Cup matches will be telecasted live between these networks.
The beIN streaming platform has the official rights to telecast the FIFA World Cup in the middle east. To watch all the World Cup matches live, one has to go on the beIN streaming platform.
FIFA World Cup Fixture table for both the teams
Belgium and Morocco face off in the second round of fixtures in the competition’s group stages. Morocco head into the tournament as the bottom-ranked team in the group and will want to punch above its weight, especially in this fixture. They passed the group stage only once in the World Cup of 1986. They will look to make that record once again in the upcoming World Cup.
Things to watch out for
- One of the best midfielders in the world, Kevin De Bruyne, will be the star player to watch out for in the match and at the tournament overall. His ability to create chances for the striker is out of this world. De Bruyne and striker Lukaku will pose a significant threat to the Moroccan team.
- Achraf Hakimi and Hakim Ziyech, who play for established clubs, will lead the Moroccan team with their game skills. The experience they bring to the table will become essential to team Morocco in the World Cup.
- This is considered to be Belgium’s golden decade when it comes to football. They will want to live up to that notion by qualifying top of the group and making it big at the FIFA World Cup.
Table of FIFA World Cup squads
Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Koen Casteels.
Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier, Timothy Castagne, Dedryck Boyata, Jason Denayer, Zeno Debast.
Kevin De Bruyne, Hans Vanaken, Youri Tielemans, Leander Dendoncker, Amadou Onana, Yannick Carrasco, Axel Witsel, Charles de Ketelaere, Leandro Trossard, Thorgan Hazard.
Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens, Michy Batshuayi, Divock Origi, Jeremy Doku
Yassine Bounou, Anas Ziniti, Reda Tagnaouti.
Romain Saiss, Sofian Chakla, Nayef Aguerd, Jawad El Yamiq, Achraf Hakimi, Adam Masina, Sofiane Alakouch, Souffian El Karouani.
Sofiyan Amrabat, Aymen Barkok, Youssef Maleh, Faycal Fajr, Imran Louza, Ilias Chair, Hakim Ziyech.
Munir El Haddadi, Achraf Bencharki, Youssef En-Nesyri, Ayoub El Kaabi, Sofiyan Boufal, Ryan Mmaee.
The above tables consist of the probable players selected to play in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar from both teams. The final date for the squads to be submitted is 13th November, and any changes can be made by then.