African Giants Morocco Secure Place in Qatar World Cup 2022 Knockout Stages

The Qatar 2022 World Cup witnessed a thrilling conclusion to Group F, with Morocco finished atop of Group F with 7 points. The match between Morocco and Canada started off with a bang as Hakim Ziyech scored in the 5th minute for Morocco which put them in the driver’s seat.

The lead was doubled in the 23rd minute when Youssef En Nesyri found the back of the net. Canada did find a late consolation goal when Nayef Aguerd scored an own goal but it was not enough to salvage a point from the match. Canada were unlucky to have an own goal from Nayef Aguerd, which ultimately proved decisive.

Meanwhile, in the other match in the group, Belgium and Croatia played out a goalless draw. Belgium had needed a win to progress but the result meant that Croatia secured the second spot in the group. Morocco’s progression to the knockout stages was a historic moment for African football, and the team will be looking to make waves in the competition as it moves forward. Belgium and Croatia will be disappointed to have bowed out at this stage, but with the group standings as tight as they were, the result was always going to be a close one. Qatar 2022 is proving to be an exciting tournament, and with the knockout stages now upon us, there is sure to be more drama and entertainment to come.

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