Morocco vs. Spain live updates: World Cup round of 16 continues

Morocco vs. Spain live updates: World Cup round of 16 continues

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.

Noise …

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.

Pregame chatter

Stay tuned for updates!

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