Morocco has qualified for the World Cup for the second year in a row. Despite the current controversy surrounding Hakim Ziyech’s selection, the Atlas Lions beat DR Congo 4-1. The national team deserved the ticket to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
2022 World Cup Morocco Schedule/Fixtures
Here are the match dates and start times according to Morocco time:
|Morocco vs. Croatia
|Wednesday, Nov. 23
|Al Bayt Stadium
|Belgium vs. Morocco
|Sunday, Nov. 27
|Al Thumama Stadium
|Canada vs. Morocco
|Thursday, Dec. 1
|Al Thumama Stadium
Which Channel will Coverage World Cup 2022 in Morocco?
For viewers who are traveling or living in Morocco, beIN Sports MENA is the channel you will want to tune in to watch World Cup 2022. The particular channel is already available in the TV package. Reach out the local provider for reserving your option.
World Cup 2022 Morocco Group & Preview
In Group F of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Belgium, Croatia, Canada, and Morocco will compete for a spot in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
After playing to a tie with Spain in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the other team in Group F is Morocco, and they have the ambition of once again representing Africa in the tournament.
On the 23rd of November, the opening match of the Qatar 2022 campaign for Belgium will be played against Canada. On the same day, Morocco’s first encounter will be played against Croatia.
For the sixth time, Morocco will take part in the championship. Morocco is always recognized as one of the most formidable teams in Africa.
Both Sofaine Boufal and Ayoub Al Kaabi, who are dangerous goal scorers for Paris Saint-Germain and play in the Turkish Super Lig, will put a lot of their trust in full-back Achraf Hakimi. Hakimi will be heavily relied on by both players.
Egypt emerged victorious in the end, eliminating Morocco from contention for a place in the semifinals of the Africa Cup of Nations this year. Notwithstanding this, the country in North Africa might emerge as an unexpected candidate for the championship. Some folks say that it could be the dark horse in the group stage. Do you agree?
Morocco FIFA World Cup History
Morocco competed in the FIFA World Cup finals in the 1970s, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2018, and 2022. In 1986, they advanced to the competition’s final 16 rounds.
Morocco has appeared in the World Cup five times, with a 0-2-1 record since their debut in 1970 in Mexico. North Africa won their group at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, drawing 0-0 with Poland and England and winning 3-1 against Portugal. They were also the first African team to progress from their group. Morocco was eliminated in the Round of 16 because Lothar Matthaus scored in the 88th minute against eventual champion West Germany.
After creating history in Mexico in 1986, Morocco qualified for the World Cup in 1994 and 1998, but was eliminated in the group stage both times. They were annihilated. Morocco qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia for the first time in four years, having missed the previous three. However, the team fell 1-0 to Iran and Portugal before drawing 2-2 with Spain in the last group stage match to save some honor.
The Atlas Lions have a lengthy history of success in the African Cup of Nations, having won in 1976 and placed second in 2004. All of these objectives have been met.