"Matches of the day - 10 December"
By cy.Reporter, 10 December, 2022
Morocco-Portugal, stadium: "Al Touma", referee: Facundo Tello, 17:00, RIK2
Morocco: For another surprise
After qualifying on penalties over Spain, Morocco wants to pull off one more surprise and come within a breath of qualifying for the World Cup final. Armed with his defense, he will try to keep a clean sheet against Portugal and in the end celebrate another qualification. In terms of competition, no significant changes are expected to be made to the lineup, as the format seems to meet the requirements.
Portugal: To prove that they are the favourites
Portugal is in excellent condition and proved it against Switzerland where they celebrated a 6-1 victory. The goal is for Portugal to make a similar appearance against Morocco and reach victory and qualification to the semi-finals. In the racing news of the team out of the plans are the injured Danilo Pereira and Mendes. Ruben Diaz may have done Thursday's individual program but he does not have a problem that will keep him out.
Morocco: 4-3-3: Goal: Bounou, defenders: Hakimi, Saiss, Agerd, Mazraoui, midfielders: Amrabad, Amala, Unahi, forwards: Zigues, En Nesiri, Boufal
Portugal: 4-1-2-3: Goal: Diogo Costa, Defenders: Dalot, Ruben Diaz, Pepe, Rafael Guerreiro, Midfielder: William Carvalho, Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Forwards: Ottavio, Gonzalo Ramos, Joao Felix
· In their last five games they have one draw and four wins
· There have been over 2.5 goals scored in two of Morocco's last five matches
· Portugal have won four of their last five matches.
England-France, quarter-final stage, knockout, stadium: "Al Bait", 21:00, RIK1, referee: Wilton Sampaio
England: Decided on the title
The win against Senegal and the 3-0 showed that England is in good shape and is serious enough to reach the trophy where the goal is. The match against France will be a derby and the "three lions" want victory and qualification. In racing matters, it is quite likely that the arrangement will remain the same as the last match.
France: To continue at this rate
The 3-0 victory over Poland showed for another game the quality of France. However, defensively there were problems but France didn't pay for it, however, if that happens with England as well, it is quite possible that they will pay for it. In terms of competition, no significant changes are expected in the lineup compared to the last game.
England: 4-3-3: Goal: Pickford, Defenders: Walker, Maguire, Stones, Shaw, Midfielders: Bellingham, Rice, Henderson, Forwards: Saka, Kane Foden
France: 4-3-3: Goal: Joris, defenders: Koute, Varane, Upamecano, Hernandez, midfielders: Chouamey, Rabiot, Grieman, forwards: Dembele, Mbappe, Giroud
· There have been over 2.5 goals scored in four of England's last five matches
· In three of England's last five meetings, one team has scored
· In three of France's last five matches, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored