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"Matches of the Day - 23 November"

By cy.Reporter, 23 November, 2022

Morocco-Croatia, sixth group, stadium: "Al Bait", 12:00, referee: Fernando Rapalini, RIC HD

Morocco: To get a positive result

Poised to get a positive result, they appear in Morocco as they can open against last World Cup finalists Croatia, but their run in the qualifiers shows a team that plays attacking football and can cause problems. In terms of competition, team leader Amala will probably be left out, as he has been training individually during this time.

Croatia: Start the trip with a win

The world runner-up could not be absent from the World Cup and with her progress in the qualifiers, it looks like she will not go far in this World Cup, relying on footballers who have proven their worth over the years. In terms of competition, there are no major problems and in the eleven we can see experienced players like Modric and Perisic.

Morocco: 4-3-3: Goal: Bounou, Defenders: Hakimi, Agerd, Saiss, Mazraoui Midfielders: Sabiri, Amrabad, Unahi, Forwards: Zigeh, En Nesiri, Boufal.

Croatia: 4-3-3: Goal: Livakovic Defenders: Juranovic, Sutalo, Guardiol, Sosa, Midfielders: Modric, Kovacic, Brozovic, Forwards: Vlasic, Kramaric, Perisic.


· In their last five matches, Morocco has four wins and one draw.

· In their last five matches, Croatia counts only victories

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

Germany-Japan, fifth group, stadium: "Kalifa", referee: Ivan Sinceros, 15:00, RIC HD

Germany: Start with a win

Germany is coming to the World Cup with a youthful air, as it has been quite renewed in recent years. Against Japan the Panthers were the favorites and of course they will support the attack, as they were one of the best in the qualifiers of the zone. In terms of competition, except that it is probably Sane as he is absent from the last training sessions, while on the contrary Miller and Rudiger are normally in the eleven.

Japan: It's the underdog

For yet another World Cup, Japan will be in the finals of the competition, however against Germany they are the outsiders of the match. In qualifying, he finished second behind Saudi Arabia, but qualified directly for Qatar. In terms of competition, there are no significant absences from the players who are on the team.

Germany: 4-2-3-1: Goal: Ter Tegen, Defenders: Kerr, Sloterback, Rudiger, Raum, Midfielders: Goretzka, Kimmich, Wings: Gnabry, Guedogan, Musiala, Forward: Havertz.

Japan: 4-3-3: Goal: Goda, Defenders: Yamane, Tomiyasu, Yoshida, Nagatomo, Midfielders: Kubo, Edo, Kamada, Forwards: Ito, Asano, Minamino.


· In three of Germany's last five meetings, both teams have scored

· There have been over 2.5 goals scored in two of Germany's last five matches

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

Spain-Costa Rica, fifth group, stadium: "Al Touma", referee: Abdullah Hassan Mohd, 18:00, RIC HD

Spain: To prove that they are the favorite

The renewed Spain wants to show that it is the favorite in the match against Costa Rica and one of the two favorites to be in the next phase. Luis Enrique's team is highly rejuvenated and has a lot of talent. In terms of competition, some players suffered from a cold in the last few days, but most of them have overcome and the Spanish coach does not have to face any major problems.

Costa Rica: Difficult start

Costa Rica is in another World Cup in recent years and once again has the role of an outsider, however it will try to make a surprise first against Spain, with the course of 2014 that reached the quarter-finals of the organization. . In terms of racing, there are no major problems for today's match.

Spain: 4-3-3: Goal: Simon, Defenders: Carvajal, Eric Garcia, Laporte, Jordi Alba, Midfielders: Gavi, Busquets, Pedri, Forwards: Sarabia, Asensio, Ferran Torres.

Costa Rica 4-3-3: Goal: Navas, Defenders: Martinez, Duarte, Calvo, Oviedo, Midfielders: Torres, Borges, Tejeda, Bennett, Forwards: Contreras, Campbell.


· In four of their last five matches, Spain has four wins and one loss

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

· In their last five matches, Costa Rica has four wins and one draw.

Belgium-Canada, sixth group, stadium: "Ahman Bin Ali", referee: Gianni Sikause, 21:00, RIC HD

Belgium: They are favorites to win

Belgium want to repeat the course of 2018 where they came very close to the final, however, for that to happen they must first qualify from the group and to do that they need a win against Canada. In terms of competition, Romelu Lukaku remains out with Batshuayi taking his place in the starting line-up.

Canada: With problems in the premiere

Canada is celebrating its second appearance in the finals of the World Cup, however against Belgium it will be the outsider of the match, although it will try to make a surprise. In terms of competition, Alphonso Davies complained of discomfort, however, as one of the team's best players will try to be in the starting line-up, goalkeeper Borjan is also a doubt.

Belgium: 3-4-3: Goal: Courtois, Defenders: Debast, Alderweilerd, Vertonghen Midfielders: Meunier, Tielemans, Witsel, Carrasco Forwards: De Bruyne, Batshuayi, Hazard

Canada: 4-4-2: Borjan, Defenders: Johnston, Vitoria, Miller, Antekugbe, Midfielders: Buchanan, Hutchinson, Eustaquio, Davis Forwards: David, Larin


· In three of Belgium's last five matches, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored.

· In three of Belgium's last five meetings, both teams have scored

· There have been over 2.5 goals in two of Canada's last five games.


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