The team led by Roberto Martnez wants to erase the negative impression of the opening match while keeping their passage to the round of 16. Belgium will play Morocco this afternoon with two goals in mind. The first is that Roberto Martnez’s team wants to guarantee a spot in the round of 16, and the second is that they want to improve on the impression they made in the opening match against Canada. Morocco accepted the point it earned against Croatia and now it wants to keep pursuing its goal of making it out of the group stage.
How Belgium gets there: The Belgians play the game in front of the group, but with the goal of enhancing the first game’s reputation. The guy who saved a penalty from Davies during the first game versus Canada was Courtois. Although Lukaku had already fully healed from the ailment he had been dealing with for weeks, the coach undoubtedly didn’t want to take any chances, therefore the player started on the bench.
How Morocco gets there: The defensive line, where there are guys who drag discomforts, is the key area of concern for the Moroccan team. Due to an injury, Noussair Mazraoui was unable to complete the game against Croatia; Achraf Hakimi, like Saiss, also has health issues. The Regragui-led team conceded a point to Croatia, but if they want to stay in the game today, they must score a shock goal. Morocco will play against Canada on the last day. The best player for Belgium in the last game was their goalkeeper, Bono.
The game-winning duel pitted De Bruyne against Ziyech. The Manchester City midfielder was not feeling well on Wednesday, and this afternoon, he wants to get back to his excellent level because he is regarded as a key player in this World Cup. Ziyech is the primary player in Morocco’s offense, which hasn’t yet opened its goal box but exhibits remarkable pace and imbalance.