Belgium will try to return to their best and get two wins out of two in the group stage, but Morocco will make it extremely difficult for Kevin de Bruyne and co.
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Roberto Martinez saw his side totally dominated by Canada in the opening game of Group F, but they took their one big chance and won the game, largely thanks to Canada’s poor finish and Thibaut Courtois, who saved a penalty. The world No. 2 team needs to improve. Quickly.
Morocco caused a lot of problems for Croatia in the opening game and a draw was a fair result as their high pressing caused Croatia a lot of problems. They’ll try exactly the same against Belgium and could have a lot of joy if Hakim Ziyech is found in dangerous areas in the last third.
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Here’s everything you need for Belgium vs Morocco.
How to watch Belgium vs Morocco live, stream link and start time
kicking off: 8 p.m. ET – Sunday, November 27
Stadion: Al-Thumama Stadium, Al-Khor
TV channels in Español: Telemundo
Streaming in Spanish: peacock (all 64 games)
Major storylines, players to watch closely
Kevin de Bruyne almost apologized after being named man of the match against Canada when he said he and his team-mates really struggled in the World Cup opener. Belgium need to offer more protection to their defenders as they are very vulnerable to fast wingers who intervene on the outside and teams who play directly and eliminate their playmakers in midfield. Roberto Martinez will certainly start the likes of Meunier and Onana in this game to try and bring a little more control and solidity to Belgium. Michy Batshuayi is expected to continue to fill in for the injured Romelu Lukaku.
Morocco will try to do exactly what Canada did to Belgium and they have the players to do it. Ziyech and Boufal will cause problems down the flank and Morocco looked solid defensively against Croatia. There is a real touch of excitement in the air as Morocco are roared at by their large group of supporters in Qatar.
Belgium quick facts
Current FIFA World Ranking: 2
World title: 0
World Cup participations: 14
How they qualified: Automatically qualified by UEFA (1st place)
Coach: Roberto Martinez
Key players: Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard
Morocco Rica short facts
Current FIFA World Ranking: 22
World title: 0
World Cup participations: 6
How they qualified: Automatically qualified by CAF
Coach: Vahid Halilhodzic
Key players: Achraf Hakimi, Yassine Bounou, Youssef En-Nesyri, Romain Saiss
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