Kick-off : 6:00 PM (Local)
Venue : Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Spain the 2010 world champions struggled to defeat in their last group stage game of the tournament as Japan proved to be worthy opponents. Although Spain managed to qualify from the section. They now aim for glory playing their brand of football.
La Roja have not been bad defensively and they will have to show their traditional defensive resilience. Attack wise they will be attacking.
Formation wise they will line up in a 4-3-3.
On the other hand, Morocco did exceptionally well in the group stages by topping Group F and they will look to carry on the good work.
The Atlas Lions showed defensive resilience and it has what worked for them. On the attacking front they have the players to do the job.
Boss Regragui will go with a 4-3-3 formation.
Team news and possible lineups
Morocco have a fully fit squad to choose from.
As for the Spanish, they too have men fully fit.
Spain XI : U. Simon, D. Carvajal, Rodri, A. Laporte, J. Alba, Pedri, S. Busquets, Gavi, Torres, A. Morata, D. Olmo.
Morocco XI : Bono, A. Hakimi, Saiss, Aguetd, N. Mazraoui, Ounahi, S. Amrabat, Sahiri, H. Ziyech, En-Nesyri, S. Boufal.
It is not difficult to predict the outcome of this match given Spain’s quality but I also think Moroccan football has come a long way and they can challenge Spain. Going for a 2-0 Spain win with goals from Alvaro Morata and Dani Olmo.