The Moroccan team celebrated an important achievement this Thursday, qualify for the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar as leaders of Group F, after beat Canada 2-1 on the last date.
the african team depended on himself to ensure his progress in the contest, facing an already eliminated American team, but who also wanted to celebrate for the first time in a World Cup.
However, those of the “Mape Sheet” saw their objective immediately cut short in the game, since at 3 minutes of play a error in the exit of goalkeeper Milan Borjan ended up allowing the goal of Hakim Ziyech, who from outside the area raised the ball and opened the account.
The second hit on the scoreboard by the “Leones de Atlas” reached 23′ through Youssef En-Nesyriwho after a long pass defined in the area with a right cross that left Borjan without options.
This is how the minutes passed and before the break the Canadians found some hope with their discount at 40′, the product of a goal against Nayef Aguerd after a cross from Sam Adekugbe.
The second part of the commitment was charged by the side of Canada, which tried several times to equalize but lacked effectiveness against Bono’s goal, although the experienced Atiba Hutchinson could have matched except for a header that sent the ball against the crossbar, at 71′. Meanwhile, the Moroccans devoted themselves largely to defending their advantage and successfully closed it until the final whistle by Brazilian referee Raphael Claus.
In this way, Morocco managed to take the step towards the round of 16 with seven points in the lead of Group Fwhile Canada remained bottom without units.
The rival of the Africans in the phase of the 16 best teams will come from the second place in Group E, which can be Spain, Germany, Costa Rica and Japan, all with chances.