The 2022 FIFA World Cup continues Tuesday on FOX with Morocco (2-1-0) taking on Spain (1-1-1) at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar in the tournament’s second-to-last match of the round of 16.
Later, Portugal will face Switzerland in Tuesday’s second knockout-stage game (11 am ET, FOX). The winners will advance to play each other in the quarterfinals, which conclude Saturday, Dec. 10.
Here are the top plays!
Morocco vs. Spain
12′: Too high
Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi had a free kick, but his shot was a tad north of the crossbar.
25′: Potential disaster – and missed opportunity
Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou and defender Nayef Aguerd couldn’t connect on a pass, and Spain nearly turned it into a goal. Shortly after the turnover, Gavi had his shot deflected off the crossbar and then Ferran Torres’ shot was rejected out of play.
Ultimately, Spain was called for offside.
33′: Nice clay
Morocco defender Noussair Mazraoui got off a thundering shot, but Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon stunted the attempt.
43′: Another almost
It was a first half of missed opportunities for both teams.
This time around, Aguerd’s header was a little high and wide.
There was no score at halftime.
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