Canada will face the Moroccan challenge on 1st December at the Al Thumama stadium in Qatar. This will be their final game in the group stages respectively. Both the teams will want to win this game as the other two sides in the group are Belgium and Croatia, and defeating them will be a task. This will be a close contest between the two sides. Morocco currently ranks 24th in the FIFA world rankings, while Canada ranks 38 in the FIFA world rankings.
The world cup format is such that every game is significant; even a single loss can be critical. The last time these two teams met, Canada received a thrashing. They were beaten 4-0 in international friendlies and will want to forget that when they meet again on the big stage.
FIFA World Cup Official Broadcasting Networks
beIN Sports have acquired the rights and will telecast all the matches in the middle east, which means all the games will be showcased live in the country. beIN Sports is a Qatari-based company and are one of the biggest sporting networks in the middle east.
The Canadian television network Bell Media will broadcast the entire FIFA World Cup live on their channels. They have acquired the rights to telecast the world cup in Canada. The matches will be shown live on their tracks, TS1 and TS2.
Fixture table for both the teams
Al Bayt Stadium
Belgium VS Canada
Al Rayyan Stadium
Belgium VS Morocco
Al Thumama Stadium
Croatia VS Canada
Khalifa International Stadium
Canada VS Morocco
Al Thumama Stadium
Canada and Morocco will face off in the final match of Group F. Morocco will enjoy decent form heading into the world cup. They have three wins in their last five games with only one loss to their name. On the other hand, Canada has to improve as they have won only two of their previous five games with three defeats. The fixture table for both the teams in group stages is provided in the table above.
Things to watch out for
- Morocco is one of the strongest African nations in the world cup. They are among the highest-ranked African sides in the competition and have a good chance of upsetting top teams. Their defensive responsibilities lie on the strong shoulders of Achraf Hakimi, and the PSG defender will lead from the back.
- Canada will field a very young side at the world cup. The squad’s average age is 25.6, which is one of the youngest at the world cup. The squad is filled with pace and battery, which will be vital against top teams. Canada will play the FIFA World Cup after 36 years and will look to make full use of that.
Table of FIFA World Cup squads
Milan Borjan, Maxime Crepeau, Dayne St. Clair.
Sam Adekugbe, Derek Cornelius, Doneil Henry, Alistair Johnston, Scott Kennedy, Richie Laryea, Kamal Miller, Steven Vitoria.
Stephen Eustaquio, Liam Fraser, Junior Hoilett, Atiba Hutchinson, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Jonathan Osario, Samuel Piette, David Wotherspoon.
Tajon Buchanan, Lucas Cavallini, Jonathan David, Alphonso Davies, Cyle Larin, Liam Miller, Ike Ugbo.
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.