Hakimi's Morocco go flying into the knockout rounds
Paris Saint-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi won with the Moroccan national team against Canada in the third matchday of the group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (1-2).
After an encouraging draw against Croatia (0-0) to start their tournament, and a brilliant victory against Belgium (2-0), the Atlas Lions faced the Canadian national team in their last game of the group phase of this World Cup with one objective: qualification for the round of 16.
Hoalid Regragui's men made their fans happy with a win against the already eliminated Canadians, who kept going until the end. As a result, they booked their ticket for the knockout rounds, something which they have not done since the 1986 World Cup.
🏁FULL TIME | 🇨🇦 1-2 🇲🇦— Équipe du Maroc (@EnMaroc) December 1, 2022
Morocco is qualified for the Round of 16!!!!
Can’t be more proud of our Atlas Lions 🦁👏#DimaMaghrib 🇲🇦 #TeamMorocco #FIFAWorldCup @pumafootball pic.twitter.com/y4YdeC9z03
Achraf Hakimi put in another good performance after starting the game. The Paris Saint-Germain defender made his mark on the match when he set up Youssef En-Nesyri for the second Moroccan goal.
CANADA - MOROCCO : 1-2
Matchday 3 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar group stage - Group F
Al-Thumama Stadium (Doha, Qatar)
Goals : H. ZIYECH (4'), Y. EN-NESYRI (23'), N. AGUERD (40' OG)
CANADA : Borjan - Johnston, Vitoria, Miller - Hoilett, Osorio, Kaye - Adekugbe - Buchanan, Larin, Davies.
Coach : John Herdman
MOROCCO : Bono - Hakimi, Aguerd, Saiss, Mazraoui - Ounahi, Amrabat, Sabiri - Ziyech, En Nesyri, Boufal.
Coach : Hoalid Regragui.
1. Morocco / 7 points
2. Croatia / 5 points
3. Belgium / 4 points
4. Canada / 0 points