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"Matches of the day - 01 December"

By cy.Reporter, 01 December, 2022

Croatia-Belgium, sixth group, third matchday, stadium: "Ahmed Bin Ali", 17:00, referee: "Anthony Taylor", RIK2

Croatia: Win or draw

After the 4-1 victory over Canada, Croatia is one "breath" away from qualifying for the next phase of the institution. In particular, in order to finish even first, they need a win and to have a better goal difference if Morocco wins. If there is a draw and there is also a draw for Morocco then they will qualify as first. If he loses and wins, Morocco will also be eliminated. In competitive matters, Livaya who was one of the protagonists in the 4-1 win over Canada is expected to be retained in the starting line-up.

Belgium: Needs a win to qualify

After losing to Morocco 2-0 Belgium will only be chasing a win against Croatia as if they draw then they will need to defeat Morocco by more than three goals in the other game. However, the atmosphere in the ranks of the team is quite tense. In competitive matters, Romelu Lukaku is expected to be in the starting line-up.

Croatia: 4-3-3: Goal: Livakovic, defenders: Juranovic, Guardiol, Lovren, Sosa, midfielders: Brozovic, Kovacic, Modric, forwards: Livaja, Kramaric, Perisic

Belgium: 4-2-3-1: Goalkeeper: Courtois, defenders: Menier, Alderweilerd, Vertonghen, Castagne, midfielders: Tielemans, Witsel, winger: De Bruyne, Edin Hazard, T. Hazard, striker: Lukaku


· There have been more than 2.5 goals scored in three of Croatia's last five matches

· In two of Croatia's last five matches, there have been under 2.5 goals scored

· There have been less than 2.5 goals scored in three of Belgium's last five matches.

Canada-Morocco, sixth group, third matchday, stadium: "Al Touma", referee: Raphael Klaus, RIK2, 17:00

Canada: No stress for a positive result

After a second 4-1 loss to Croatia, Canada's hopes were dashed as they were eliminated from the tournament. Today Canada will compete without stress with the aim of getting their first point or points. In the competitive news, changes are expected to be made in order for all footballers to compete.

Morocco: Positive result and left for knockout

After the victory over Belgium, Morocco is one of the favorites to qualify for the next phase. So against Canada they need a win or a draw to celebrate qualification. In fact, if they win and Croatia cannot beat Belgium, then they will even go first in the group. In terms of competition, there are no major problems ahead of today's match.

Canada: 3-4-3: Goal: Borjan, defenders: Johnston, Vitoria, Miller, midfielders: Laria, Kone, Osorio, Antekugbe, forwards: David, Larin, Davis

Morocco: 4-3-3: Goal: Bounou, defenders: Hakimi, Saiss, Agerd, Mazraoui, midfielders: Amala,

Amrabad, Unahi, forwards: Ziyeh, En-Nesiri, Boufal


· There have been over 2.5 goals in three of Canada's last five matches

· Both teams have scored in three of Canada's last five meetings

· There have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored in four of Morocco's last five matches

Costa Rica-Germany, fifth group, third matchday, stadium: "Al Bait", referee: Stephanie Frapar, 21:00, RIK2

Costa Rica: Claiming its chances

After the victory over Japan, Costa Rica's mentality changed drastically. From where in the premiere he had conceded seven goals to Spain, today against Germany if he wins, or if there is a draw and Japan is defeated by Spain, he will be in the next phase. In terms of competition, central defender Kalvo will miss the match due to cards.

Germany: Win to qualify

After the draw with Spain, Germany with a win against Costa Rica will advance to the next stage as runners-up if Spain wins. If Spain draw with Japan, then Germany wants to win by two goals. In the team's competitive matters, Sane returns from his injury and claims a starting position.

Costa Rica: 3-4-2-1: Goal: Navas, defenders: Duarte, Vaston, Vargas, midfielders: Fuller, Borges, Tejeda. Oviedo, midfielders: Torre, Campbell, striker: Contreras

Germany: 4-2-3-1: Goal: Neuer, defenders: Klostermann, Rudiger, Sule, Raum, midfielders: Kimmich, Goretzka, midfielders: Sane, Gudogan, Musiala, striker: Miller


· In three of Costa Rica's last five matches, there have been over 2.5 goals scored

· Both teams have scored in two of Costa Rica's five matches

· Both teams have scored in three of Germany's last five matches

Japan-Spain, fifth group, third matchday, stadium: "Kalifa" referee: Victor Gomes, 21:00, RIK1

Japan: They want a win to be sure

After the opening victory over Germany, came the crash landing against Costa Rica and the 1-0 defeat. Now, in order not to get into qualification scenarios, they only want a win against Spain, otherwise if there is a draw they will want the same result in the other group match. With a loss or a draw and a win for Costa Rica, they are out.

Spain: Victory for the first time

Spain only wants a win against Japan, in order to finish first and not enter into qualifying scenarios. Thus, with a win they will finish in first place in the group having two wins and one draw. However, there is also a very difficult scenario of Spain losing, Costa Rica winning and being out of the competition. In the team's racing matters, Gavi and Rodri, despite their minor annoyances, will probably compete.

Japan: 4-2-3-1: Goal: Goda, defenders: Yamane, Itakura, Yoshida, Nagatomo, midfielders: Morita, Tanaka, midfielders: Doan, Kamada, Ito, forward: Asano

Spain: 4-3-3: Goal: Simon, Defenders: Carvajal, Rodri, Laporte, Alba, Midfielders: Pedri, Koke, Soler, Forwards: Torres, Morata, Olmo


· There have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored in three of Japan's last five matches

· Both teams have scored in two of Japan's last five meetings

· There have been more than 2.5 goals scored in three of Spain's last five matches.


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