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Morocco - Spain: World Cup in Qatar 2022, live | Luis Enrique bets on Marcos Llorente as right back and Asensio as false nine


La Roja meets the Moroccan team for a place in the quarterfinals after the doubts left by the defeat against Japan | The Spanish team, which has never lost against the Moroccan team, has not passed the round of 16 for 12 years

Spain is measured this Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. (La 1 and Gol Mundial) with Morocco in the round of 16 of the World Cup.

The Spanish team, which has never lost on the three occasions it has faced the Moroccan team, comes into the match with the doubts left by the defeat against Japan (2-1) in the last match of the group stage, despite that the World Cup start was good, with a historic win against Costa Rica (7-0) and a draw against Germany (1-1).

The Spanish coach, Luis Enrique, has opted for the clash as right back for Marcos Llorente, who had not yet played a minute in the tournament.

In addition, Marco Asensio will play false nine again, escorted on the wings by Ferran Torres and Dani Olmo.

La Roja, with the favorite sign against Morocco, seeks to go to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2010,

when she was proclaimed world champion in South Africa.

In Brazil 2014 she fell in the group stage and in Russia 2018 she was eliminated in the round of 16.

The Moroccan team, which has the best generation of footballers in its history, has already matched its best result in a World Cup in Qatar, the round of 16 in Mexico 1986. In other words, it will be in the quarterfinals of a World Cup for the first time if defeat Spain.

The winner of this clash will play in the next round with Portugal or Switzerland, who meet today at 8:00 p.m.

they will be in the quarterfinals of a World Cup for the first time if they defeat Spain.

The winner of this clash will play in the next round with Portugal or Switzerland, who meet today at 8:00 p.m.

they will be in the quarterfinals of a World Cup for the first time if they defeat Spain.

The winner of this clash will play in the next round with Portugal or Switzerland, who meet today at 8:00 p.m.

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The eleven of Morocco and its bench

Walid Regragui has a clear roadmap and barely touches up his team (Amallah enters for Sabiri).

These are the players that leave the game and the options that are saved on the bench.


  • goalkeeper

  • 1Bonus

  • you will defend

  • 5Naif Aguerd

  • 2Achraf Hakimi

  • 3Noussair Mazraoui

  • 6Romain Saiss

  • midfielders

  • 8Azz-Eddine Ounahi

  • 4Sofyan Amrabat

  • 15Selim Amallah

  • forwards

  • 7Hakim Ziyech

  • 19En-Nesyri

  • 17Sofiane Boufal

  • substitutes

  • coachdescs

  • 25Y.


  • 26Yahya Jabrane

  • 20Achraf Dari

  • 16Abde

  • 23B.

    the khannouss

  • 14 Zakaria Aboukhal

  • 10 Anass Zaroury

  • 9Abderazak Hamdallah

  • 12Munir

  • 24Badr Benoun

  • 21Walid Cheddira

  • 18Jawad El Jamik

  • 13Ilias Chair

  • 22Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti

  • 11Abdelhamid Sabiri

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 14:20

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Spain succumbs to pressure

Ladislao J. Monino

There is no coach in this World Cup more willing to win or lose clinging to his script than Luis Enrique.

In his first defeat, which could mean his elimination if the German victory against Costa Rica did not mediate, Spain was a victim of the fundamentalism with which his coach applies his script.

In his football ideology, the denial of the long kick;

The obligation of the central defenders to almost always leave with the ball played and the goalkeeper's accounting as one more outfield player to pass the ball and create superiority against the high pressure of the rivals are risks as assumed as non-negotiable for Luis Enrique.

The extreme application of his manual is an invitation to the emergence of that Spain that is capable of winning or losing with anyone.

The proposal is as romantically appealing as it is reckless in its risk-taking.

The decision with which he uses it and the exercise of tightrope walking that it entails are nothing more than the faithful reflection of Luis Enrique's own personality.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 14:15

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Germany bails out Spain

Jose Samano

Spain owes one to Germany.

And not just any one.

If it weren't for the German help, what was presumed to be an expansive team led by Luis Enrique would be back in Spain in the broom truck in which Qatar, Tunisia, Canada, Iran, Saudi Arabia... and Germany, whose Last-minute victory over Costa Rica only served Spain, which did not return the float.

La Roja suffered a total downturn and Japan, leader of the group, left it sound with two slaps.

Now, Morocco will challenge Spain next Tuesday.

It is Luis Enrique's turn to shake the couch.

Football, so winding the damned, is not always what it seems.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 14:12

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Redouan Derghal, owner of Come y calla de Níjar (Almería).

A party with shared roots

"It's a shame they met so soon... I'm sorry for Spain, but I think Morocco will win," says Redouan Derghal, 34, wearing a national team scarf around his neck.

Derghal is the owner of the

Come y calla

restaurant , located in San Isidro, a district of Níjar (Almería).

The bar has three screens to follow the game and fifty chairs have been set up since this morning.

Many have been occupied since two in the afternoon.

"People booked very early. There is a lot of desire for the game," stresses Derghal.

The Moroccan believes that the game will be decided by details, but he fully trusts his selection.

"And if Spain wins, then we will applaud," he concludes.

Around it, other establishments on the same street, Avenida de la Constitución, are full.

People are already crowding in front of the Café Alay Etihad or the El Imperio bar.

"It's going to be difficult to find a place," say Aymán and Hassan, both 22 years old.

Nacho Sánchez reports from Níjar (Almería).

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 14:06

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Spain, line by line

Luis Enrique has made a couple of changes to his team.

Llorente in the rear and Asensio of false 9, the news.


Unai Simón continues to wear La Roja's gloves.

There is no doubt that he is the goalkeeper for the coach, the footballer who will play every minute on the pitch during the tournament.


The news is the entry of Marcos Llorente as a right back before Carvajal and Azpilicueta.

The coach wants a player with physique and travel, also centimeters against rival centers.

As central defenders will be Rodrigo -who has already been screwed into the position even though he is a midfielder because Luis Enrique understands that he can be the root of the game- and Laporte, who returns to ownership.

And on the left Jordi Alba, after Balde played in the last duel against Japan.


There is no mistake here.

It is always the core of Barça.

Busquets as midfielder and Gavi and Pedri as squires.

They prepare in the engine room and give the touch profile to the team, so far the one that gives the most deliveries of all the teams in the contest.


The other surprise (or not so much), is that Spain once again uses the false 9 with the figure of Asensio to give up a center forward like Morata,

top scorer

of the selection.

On the wings, as was to be expected, Ferran Torres (from the right) and Olmo (from the left) will start.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 13:55

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The Moroccan team

Morocco's coach, Walid Regragui, has also made his team official to face Spain.

He only makes one change in his dress team, as Amallah returns as the interior instead of Sabiri.


Achraf Hakimi, Aguerd, Saïss, Mazraoui;

Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah;

Ziyech, En-Nesyri and Boufal.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 13:46

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Luis Enrique's eleven

Luis Enrique has already confirmed the eleven that he plans to use against Morocco.

Unai Simón;

Marcos Llorente, Rodrigo, Laporte, Jordi Alba;

Gavi, Busquets, Pedri;

Ferran Torres, Asensio and Dani Olmo.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 14:24

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Spain has a great time against Costa Rica

Jose Samano

Spain liked and was liked on a great day.

She wasn't in Johannesburg, but she sealed another match for her treasury file, a match for history.

Because historic was his biggest win in a final phase, whether it was a World Cup or a Euro Cup.

The seventh to the very cold Costa Rica was vintage.

La Roja, redder than ever without the blue shorts, was an impeccable team in everything.

Costa Rica is not Pelé's Brazil, but for two decades it has always been a raw rival.

In Qatar it was nothing from the beginning, Luis Enrique's team left her in the bones with full, faultless football.

A jovial football, with finesse and aim.

Luis Enrique's boys, starters and substitutes, had a great time.

Confetti and streamers fell in his wake.

In half an hour, three goals, one per striker.

And that Olmo and Asensio —on two occasions— were able to repeat.

A most recreational Spain.

A Costa Rica melted since the warming.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 13:33

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Ziyech, the indomitable lefty who leads the Atlas Lions

Luis Miguel Hinojal

There are players who contain both the soul of a violinist with a heightened artistic sense and an indomitable character that dominates their career.

In the case of Hakim Ziyech, one part cannot be explained without the other.

The Regragui coach celebrates his brilliant contribution to Morocco's great moment: “It's incredible.

Many people say that Hakim is a difficult boy to handle, but what I see is that if you give him love and trust, he dies for you.

A flag goal, punishing Canada's Borjan's mistake with a subtle touch over the keeper, and some dazzling individual play topped off with a precise assist to Aboukhlal against Belgium are just the tip of the iceberg.

Ziyech's creative ingenuity and fabulous left foot symbolize the touch of class in the North African team.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 13:26

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Walid Regragui, the paratrooper who pacified Morocco

Lorenzo Calonge

When Walid Regragui (Corbeil-Essonnes, France; 47 years old) was named Moroccan coach three months ago, the less enthusiastic about the decision could not think of anything other than to try to dismiss him by calling him "avocado head" because of his hair. deserted and brown complexion.

Last Thursday, after the great success of returning his country to the round of 16 World Cup 36 years later, on the pitch of the Al Thumama stadium all the players surrounded him and began to touch his head.

Even FIFA, in a friendly tweet, he invoked his head hours before the decisive match against Canada with a photo of the coach holding an avocado (and accompanied by the icon of a brain).

The panorama has changed so much in the last quarter that it has gone from the attempted contempt with the superfood joke to the supersuccess of Regragui, the paratrooper who landed in office on August 31 to calm a very tense situation in the locker room due to the war open between the former coach, the Bosnian Vahid Halilhodzic, and one of the stars, Hakim Ziyech, who had ceased to be quoted.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 13:15

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The happiness of Morocco in the heart of Doha

Ladislao J. Monino

The Morocco team lives happily encased in the imposing forest of the skyscraper that also forms part of the luxurious Wyndham hotel where it is staying, anchored in the heart of Doha's West Bay district.

The building soars towards the heights with the union of three dark glass cubes that, on an outdoor terrace, shelter four swimming pools and a lounge where customers smoke shishas.

The Moroccan expedition has been one of the few that has preferred to seclude itself in the heart of Doha.

He has not sought isolation on the periphery of the University of Qatar, like Spain and Argentina, or in a resort in the middle of the desert like Germany or Belgium.

In the midst of the capital's bustle of cars and customers of the battery of restaurants that can be seen from the floor where Spain's rival in the round of 16 lives in a bunker, Moroccan fans emerge, clamoring for the presence of the heroes.

The fans are the loudest at night in the Doha souk.

Many of its fans, before returning to their hotel, stop by their team's hotel to pay tribute to the footballers who have equaled the team that participated in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. The generation of goalkeeper Ezaki Badou, one of the finest midfielders Timoumi and Dolmy and the striker Khairi has found success 36 years later in a crop that has invaded clubs from all the major European leagues with talent.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 13:05

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Winning momentum drives Morocco

ramon besa

The Moroccan team was reached with the winning inertia caused by their victory against Belgium (0-2) and the draw against Croatia (0-0), third and second classified respectively in Russia-2018, to knock out the eliminated Canada and qualify as group leader for the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup. Nothing like this has been remembered in the African country for 36 years, when in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico it also entered the round of 16 crossover and was eliminated by Germany , winner with a late goal from Mathäus.

The North African team will face Spain in the next round, after Luis Enrique's men lost to Japan and finished second in their group.

The last qualifying match in Qatar, after the stamp gained in its presentation, was a mere administrative procedure for Morocco.

After three minutes the game was already decided and before half an hour it was resolved so that the focus would focus on Croatia-Belgium.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 12:55

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Morocco, facing its greatest historical challenge since 1986

Juan Carlos Sanz

In Morocco, a country where the names of fashion stores and restaurants are more chic in Spanish and Spanish products flood the commercial shelves, an eventual confrontation with La Roja in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar would be quite natural.

The destinations of the Moroccan and Spanish teams may be called to cross next week if both teams seal their pass to the next phase this Thursday.

They have a solid foundation for their aspirations.

Located at the head of their respective groups, both with four points and without having known defeat, the Atlas Lions will seek to get into the round of 16 against Canada (16.00).

For Morocco, the pass would mean reaching its maximum World Cup ceiling, achieved in Mexico, 36 years ago.

If they finish second in the group and Spain achieves first place in theirs, both teams will face each other on Monday.

And if those trained by Walid Regragui –a former soccer player in his fifties– classify first and Spain finish second, they would also face each other, but then it would be on Tuesday.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 12:45

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Morocco unstitches Belgium

Jon Rivas

Morocco is happy after winning a World Cup match again 24 years later.

With four points in the standings, he takes a giant step to be in the round of 16.

They beat Belgium, out of place for most of the game;

lackluster and without ideas to get ahead first or overcome the Moroccan advantage after a mistake by Courtois, who swallowed the deception of his rivals to concede the first goal.

But first, the mystery of the World Cup.

Morocco came out onto the pitch, with them Bono, the Sevilla goalkeeper.

He sang the hymn together with his companions, without opening his mouth much;

the African selection was placed for group photography, which took longer to make than a daguerreotype in the 19th century.

The Mexican referee was waiting with Hazard for the Moroccan captain to arrive for the field draw, he called him with his whistle, but no one appeared there.

Finally the snapshot was taken and, oh surprise!, Bono was gone;

The one who moves does not appear in the photo.

He had taken some pain relievers for his hip that made him dizzy and he had to leave.

Munir, the goalkeeper born in Melilla, was going to play with Morocco.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 12:34

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A Modric solo le faltó marcar contra Marruecos

Ramon Besa

Luka Modric es un futbolista sensacional con Croacia o con el Madrid. El centrocampista de Zadar es tan completo y metaboliza tanto el juego para bien que incluso se espera que meta el gol del triunfo de su equipo ante la falta de pericia de Perisic, Kramaric o Livaja. No pudo marcar Modric y Croacia empató a cero contra un rival endemoniado como Marruecos. La subcampeona mundial, ahora mismo en pleno proceso de transición de la mano de Dalic, se aplicó con tanto interés como poco desequilibrio, reducida por un adversario solidario y animado por su hinchada en Al Bayt. Ni los jóvenes ni los veteranos croatas lograron templar y desenredar un partido vivo, descontrolado y al final amarrado por Marruecos.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 12:23

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Repaso de prensa

Vamos a hacer un repaso de prensa sobre cómo llegan los equipos a este enfrentamiento de octavos. Las crónicas de los tres partidos de ambos conjuntos, entrevistas y artículos alrededor de los jugadores.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 12:17

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Dinámicas opuestas

España llega al duelo después de superar con apuros y más de un susto la fase de clasificación, al punto de que en el último duelo, ante Japón, estuvo por momentos eliminada, finalmente aupada por la victoria de Alemania sobre Costa Rica. De hecho, la selección de Luis Enrique solo ganó ese partido en la fase previa, pues hizo tablas con Alemania y cayó ante Japón.

Más animado llega al encuentro Marruecos, que venció dos partidos (Bélgica y Canadá) y empató otro (Croacia) para clasificarse primera de grupo. Un choque capital para la selección, pues nunca han superados los octavos de final en la historia de los Mundiales.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 12:12

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Mundial de Fútbol

La España innegociable

José Sámano

Llega la hora de saber si el colapso español ante Japón fue un paréntesis o un síntoma preocupante. La vecina Marruecos (16.00, La 1 y Gol Mundial) no será un paseíllo para España. El equipo que dirige Walid Regragui ha demostrado ser tan competente que en un grupo con el segundo y el tercer clasificado en Rusia 2018 (Croacia y Bélgica) ha logrado llegar a octavos como líder. Lo que no consiguió la Roja —hoy martes, la Azul, por cierto—.

La previa de José Sámano.

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 12:02

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¡Hola a todos!

A pleasure to be with you to tell you about the match between Spain and Morocco, a duel in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar.

The winner of this stake will face the winner of the clash between Portugal and Switzerland, which is played hours later.

Let's go there!

UPD.6 DEC 2022 - 12:00

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