Belgium v Morocco: FIFA 2022 World Cup Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 26-11-2022 9:40 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 26-11-2022 09:40 PM (2 months ago)
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Date: Sunday 27th November, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm
Stadium  Al Thumama Stadium
Referee   Cesar Ramos (Mexico)
Goal Scorer:

Team News
Though Roberto Martinez has already declared his hope that star striker Romelu Lukaku will be available this weekend, Belgium's leading scorer is facing a race against time to be involved. The 29-year-old has been mostly sidelined since the end of August with a hamstring injury and may not be fit enough even for a place on the bench until the final group game against Croatia.

In Lukaku's absence, Michy Batshuayi is favourite to deputise up front again, having both scored the only goal last time out and established an impressive international record to date.

Lois Openda, of Ligue 1 club Lens, offers another option during the second half, while Leandro Trossard made a cameo against Canada and has been in excellent form for Brighton & Hove Albion. The latter will find it tough to displace captain Eden Hazard, however.

Martinez is expected to retain the formation which he deployed on Wednesday, but Thomas Meunier and Amadou Onana are in contention for promotion to the starting lineup at wing-back and in central midfield respectively.
Belgium possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dendoncker; Meunier, Onana, Witsel, Carrasco; De Bruyne, E. Hazard; Batshuayi

Meanwhile, Morocco's midfield fulcrum Sofyan Amrabat will play again but carries a booking over from the Croatia game, as Walid Regragui names a similar XI to that which kicked off the tournament.

Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou should therefore line up behind Achraf Hakimi, Romain Saiss and Nayef Aguerd at the back, and Bayern Munich full-back Noussair Mazraoui is likely to join them, despite being stretchered off in midweek.

Though the former Ajax man landed heavily on his side, it is believed he sustained only a minor muscular injury; Yahia Attiyat-Allah stands ready if required.
Morocco possible starting lineup:
Bounou; Hakimi, Aguerd, Saiss, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal
Prediction: Belgium 1-0 Morocco

Posted: at 26-11-2022 09:40 PM (2 months ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 26-11-2022 09:49 PM (2 months ago)
 Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 26-11-2022 09:49 PM (2 months ago) | Grande Master
- Allsense at 28-11-2022 10:52 AM (2 months ago)
Belgium was a hiccup
Posted: at 28-11-2022 10:52 AM (2 months ago) | Upcoming