The FIFA World Cup 2022 continued on FOX on Tuesday with Morocco beating Spain in a penalty shootout, 3-0, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar in the penultimate match of the round of 16 tournament.
Later, Portugal will meet Switzerland in Tuesday’s second knockout game (11 a.m. ET, FOX). The winners will go on to play each other in the quarter-finals, which will conclude on Saturday, December 10.
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Highlights Morocco vs. Spain
FINAL: Morocco 3, Spain 0
12′: Too high
Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi was awarded a free kick, but his shot landed just north of the crossbar.
25′: Potential disaster – and missed opportunity
Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou and defender Nayef Aguerd were unable to connect with a pass, and Spain almost turned it into a goal. Shortly after the ball, Gavi’s shot was deflected off the crossbar, after which Ferran Torres’ shot was disallowed offside.
In the end, Spain was ruled out for offside.
33′: Nice save
Morocco defender Noussair Mazraoui came from a thunderous shot, but Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon blocked the attempt.
43′: Almost again
It was a first half of missed opportunities for both teams.
This time Aguerd’s header was a bit high and wide.
There was no scoring at the halfway point.
Spanish forward Dani Olmo got a lightning fast shot, but Bono was having none of it.
63′: Substitutions Spain
Spain made a few substitutions, bringing in Alvaro Morata for Marco Asensio and midfielder Carlos Soler for Gavi.
66′: Substitution Morocco
Morocco made its first substitution and brought in Abdessamad Ezzalzouli for midfielder Sofiane Boufal.
75′: Yellow card
Spain defender Aymeric Laporte was booked after challenging Hakimi.
86′: Close, but no cigar
Hakimi got the ball at striking range for Morocco, but striker Walid Cheddira was unable to hit through a disputed shot.
89′: Huge block!
Spanish striker Nico Williams looked set to have a golden opportunity, but Moroccan defender Sofyan Amrabat came through with a clutch block.
90+4′: Game-saving denial!
Bono achieved his most timely World Cup refusal for Morocco in the closing seconds of the second half, when he disallowed Olmo’s shot attempt.
The match went to extra time.
97′: Out of range
Morata was unable to convert a header on a Williams pass.
104′: A great opportunity…
Cheddira almost had the first goal of the match, but his shot was deflected sideways by Simon.
Walid Cheddira’s shot for Morocco was saved by Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon
120+2′: Big defense
Defender Jawad El Yamiq tapped the ball out of the danger zone for Morocco.
120+3′: That was almost it
Spanish striker Pablo Sarabia’s close-up shot went off the post.
The match went to a penalty shootout.
Morocco connected with the first two penalties, while Spain missed the first two. After each missed his third attempt, Morocco stopped the game on his fourth kick.
Watch each kick below:
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