Tuesday, November 22, 2022 – 3:50 PM
Doha, November 22 / WAM / The Moroccan national team will make its first appearance in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, tomorrow, Wednesday, when it meets its Croatian counterpart in the meeting that brings them together in the opening of the first round of Group Six of the World Cup.
The Moroccan national team completes the Arab appearance in the World Cup, after it was preceded by the teams of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, where the confrontation will bring it together with its Croatian counterpart at Al-Bayt Stadium at two o’clock in the afternoon, UAE time.
This is the Moroccan national team’s sixth participation in the World Cup finals, but it has not exceeded the group stage in 36 years, and its confrontation will be against the Croatian national team, which has not missed the World Cup finals only once since Croatia’s independence, and qualified for the semi-finals in its first appearance in the tournament in 1998 before losing to France, the host and world champion in that version.
In a second match, Germany will meet Japan in the opening match of Group E, at Khalifa International Stadium at five o’clock UAE time.
The German national team seeks to present itself as a strong competitor seeking to win the World Cup for the fifth time in its history and to equal the record number of times winning the world title registered on behalf of the Brazilian national team.
The German national team won the world title four times in 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014, and Yemen won the fifth title in its twentieth World Cup appearance.
On the other hand, the Japanese national team seeks to present itself as a strong representative of the Asian continent, and to achieve its first victory over Germany, as the two teams have previously faced each other in a friendly match twice, one of which ended in a positive draw (2-2), and the second with Germany’s victory (3-0). They have met in World Cup finals before.
The third match, which brings together the teams of Spain and Costa Rica, at eight in the evening, in the fifth group competitions, will witness the first appearance of the Emirati arbitration crew, who will lead this confrontation at Al-Thumama Stadium, consisting of Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, the referee of the arena, and each of the two assistant referees, Muhammad Ahmed Al Hammadi and Hassan Al Mahri. .
Spain’s national team is running this World Cup with a squad dominated by young players, with captain Sergio Busquets alone continuously from his country’s winning squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, seeking to compensate for the lack of success that accompanied the team in the last two editions of the World Cup.
On the other hand, the Costa Rica national team is participating in the World Cup finals for the sixth time in its history, and its squad includes a group of experienced players, including 6 players from the national team that qualified for the second round in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, at the expense of Italy and England.
As for tomorrow’s last matches, it will bring together the teams of Belgium and Canada in the Group F competitions, which will be held at Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium in Doha.
This is the 15th participation of the Belgium national team, which seeks to confirm its position as one of the best-ranked teams in the world in recent years, which relies on a group of big names in the world of European football, and in return this will be the second participation of the Canadian national team, after its previous first participation. in 1986.
Zakaria Mohieldin / Walid Farouk
“Social media maven. Award-winning coffee geek. General explorer. Problem solver.”