Morocco made history after winning a game against Canada to secure a place in the knockout stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Morocco progressed to the World Cup knockout stage for the first time since 1986. The Atlas Lions beat Canada 2-1 to not only qualify for the Round of 16 but prevail over Group F.
Hakim Ziyech's opener for Morocco after three minutes and 30 seconds was the second earliest goal scored for an African nation at the World Cup. Forward Youssef En-Nesyri added the goal for the Moroccan team in the 23rd minute of the game. En-Nesyri ran onto a long ball from Achraf Hakimi and ticked Borjan at the near goalpost.
In the first half, already eliminated team Canada didn't net a goal. Defender Nayef Aguerd put the Canadian team on the scoreboard with an own goal by unintentionally flicking a cross by Sam Adekugbe above his goalkeeper Bounou in the 40th minute of the game.
Here are the match facts between Canada and Morocco
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So, our prediction of Canada 1-2 Morocco came right. Now, Morocco is playing in the knockout stage on December 6. On the other hand, Canada will automatically qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup as a co-host, along with the United States and Mexico.