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2022 World Cup: Ziyech inspires Morocco to beat Canada 2-1 to top Group F

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
World Cup 2022 World Cup: Ziyech inspires Morocco to beat Canada 2-1 to top Group F
DEC 1, 2022 LISTEN

The Atlas Lions of Morocco are through to the knockout stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The North African side is one of five countries from the continent competing at the ongoing global showpiece in Qatar.

In the first two Group F matches of the tournament, Morocco drew goalless with Croatia before stunning Belgium with a well-deserved 2-0 win in the second group game.

Today, Morocco returned to action for the final contest in Group F as the national team locked horns with their Canadian counterparts.

Thanks to two first-half goals from poster boy Hakim Ziyech and striker Youssef En-Nesyri in the 4th and 23rd minutes respectively, the Africans secured an important win.

Although Canada will manage to pull one back courtesy of an own goal from Nayef Aguerd, they could not complete a comeback.

With today’s win, Morocco is the first African country to win a group at the FIFA World Cup tournament without losing a game.

They are the second African country to finish first in a FIFA World Cup group on two occasions.

The Moroccans have now reached the knockout stage of a FIFA World Cup tournament for the second time in their history.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

Journalist

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