Morocco coach: We want to beat Spain in final match
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 26, 2018,
Jun 26, 2018, 4:28
"It seemed like a normal thing in the match".
Morocco were more than in this game and in the second half Nordin Amrabat smacked the crossbar, Boutaïb went close once again and with ten minutes to play, Malaga forward Youssef En-Nesyri scored a superb header to stun Fernando Hierro's men.
Spain must cut down on careless errors if they are to advance to the latter stages of the World Cup in Russian Federation, midfielder Isco said after the Roja booked a place in the round of 16 on Monday.
See a complete breakdown of Group B below.
Hundreds of Iranian fans surrounded the hotel where Portugal's national team is based, making loud noises for several hours overnight in an attempt to disrupt their opponents' sleep before a decisive World Cup match later Monday.
After a topsy-turvy 3-3 draw with Portugal in their opening Group B game, Spain pulled off a narrow 1-0 win over Iran.
With Morocco's honor at stake in the Group B match against Spain in Kaliningrad on Monday night, the French coach of the Atlas Lions is not planning to ease off and give unused squad members playing time. The question for all four countries is whether they will win their group or advance as the runner-up. Draws in both games would see qualification determined by goals scored.
If one fails to win, either side could finish first, second or third. "If it wins and Denmark loses, it will nearly certainly advance, although Denmark could still get through with a few odd score combinations, such as Denmark losing by one in a high-scoring game and Australia winning by one in a low-scoring affair".
France have qualified. Denmark, who play the French, need a point to join them. It needs to beat Nigeria and Iceland has to lose to Croatia. A point would be enough if Iceland do not beat Croatia.
If Colombia win, Japan will need to lose by fewer goals than Senegal to progress. In Group E, Brazil and Switzerland both have four points, while Serbia have three points. Portugal are through with either a win or a draw.
Group F suddenly looks a bit different after that late victor.
This was another group that changed dramatically after a stoppage-time goal as Germany, facing potential elimination, pushed themselves right back into the mix by beating Sweden. Mexico are in the box-seat with six points - a point against Sweden and they are through. It will be through if Germany fails to beat Korea Republic.
Iran will qualify with victory over Portugal - they would win the group unless Spain also won.
Here, now, is a look at the various scenarios that may play out in the final round of Group play.
With a spot in the Round of 16 up for the grabs, both teams are expected to go full throttle in Saransk later today. England are now on two yellows to the three of Belgium.