Canada 1 Morocco 2 LIVE RESULT: Ziyech & En Neysri secure Morocco TOP group F and setup last 16 match

Canada 1 Morocco 2 LIVE RESULT: Ziyech & En Neysri secure Morocco TOP group F and setup last 16 match

MOROCCO finished TOP of Group F thanks to goals from Hakim Ziyech and Yousseff En Neysri.

It was Milan Borjan, the Canada goalkeeper, who was at fault for the opener after taking a heavy touch into the path of the Moroccan who finished from long range to put his side in front and top of the group as it stands.

They soon doubled the lead through Youssef En Nesyri, who calmly slotted past Borjan to make it comfortable for his side, but Canada had a goal back when Nayef Augerd slotted a cross past his keeper to halve the deficit.

Morroco thought they had restored their two-goal lead before the break, but En Neysri saw his second chalk off when the flag was up for offside.

And Canada almost equalised, with Atiba Hutchinson hitting the crossbar from a header following a corner.

The African side managed to hang on and, with Croatia and Belgium drawing, they remarkably finished top of Group F.

  • Kick-off time: 15:00 GMT
  • Live streaming: BBC iPlayer
  • TV channel: BBC TWO
  • Group F: LIVE TABLE
  • Canada XI: Borjan; Johnston, Vitoria, Miller; Adekugbe, Osorio, Kaye, Davies; Buchanan, Larin, Hoilett
  • Morocco XI: Bono; Hakimi, Aguerd, Saiss, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Sabiri; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal
  • Preview: How Morocco can qualify for the Round of 16


Keep up to date with all the latest from the Group F clash…

  • FT: Canada 1-2 Morocco

    The referee ends the match.

    Al-Thumama stadium is bouncing.

    36 years of injury are over.

  • Morocco is through to the round of 16

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    90+4. The fans and even the substitutes from Morocco have started to celebrate.

    Dance on the side of the field.

    Canada continues to press, Moroccan dance.

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    90+2. Canada continues to stand out.

    Davies on the overlap, looks to cross but wins a corner.

    Even the goalkeeper comes up for this one.

    Cruel delivery from Davies is hack ready.

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    90. Kone has looked good for Canada since his introduction off the bench.

    We are in the extra time now before Moroccan fans can celebrate.

    There are four minutes to add.

    Credit: Getty
  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    88. This will be Hutchinson’s last appearance for Canada.

    He came so close to giving them a point with that header that hit the crossbar.

    Morocco more content in just hacking the ball ready now.

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    86. The best thing Canada could do to prepare to host the next World Cup, to avoid a tournament like Qatar, would be to shut down all other sports in the country until 2026.

    Just football now.

    Morocco go more direct now to manage the remaining time in this game.

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    84. Despite all the possession in this half, I cannot reiterate Canada’s inability to create clear chances in this game.

    It must be so frustrating for their fans.

    The ultimate tease.

    Possession without end product.

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    82. This place is going to break out at full-time if the scoreline stays as it is.

    We are in the last ten minutes, approaching something that Morocco has been waiting for for 36 years.

    Canada still has the chance to break some hearts tonight in overtime as well.

    Credit: Getty
  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    80. The Moroccan fans around the ground start the “Viking clap” as they look to see their side through to the whistle.

    Canada loses the ball and Amrabat charges into the Canadian half.

    They lose the ball and it’s Canada’s turn to counter.

    This is end to end stuff at the moment.

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    78. A goal from Canada now would cause a very nervous end to this game for the Moroccan team and their fans.

    Canada continues to push forward with Buchanan trying to win a foul but the referee isn’t buying it.

    Good defense by Morocco.

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    76. Hoilett takes another corner for Canada.

    His in-swinging corner is easily headed away by the Atlas Lions.

    Amrabat does well to shut down a Canadian counterattack.

    Both sides look set to make some changes to get some fresh legs in the last quarter of the game.

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    74. It was a real wake-up call for the North African fans.

    You could almost hear the collective gasp as the header crashed around the frame of the goal.

    Well, in this case, goal line technology has come to Morocco’s rescue.

    Credit: Alamy
  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    72. Davies takes another corner for Canada.

    This time he gets the delivery right.

    Finding Hutchinson’s head, the ball hits the underside of the crossbar and bounces out.

    It seemed to be in for most people around the hill.

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    70. This is more like the one from Morocco.

    Fast one-twos, movement and driving into space.

    Ziyech heads towards goal and is apparently squeezed by two defenders on the edge of the field.

    The referee is having none of it and tells the Chelsea man to get up.

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    68. There doesn’t seem to be any urgency from Canada to push forward, but the way they are tactically set up works much better for them.

    Morocco must defend deep to keep the Canadian advances at bay.

    Still plenty of time for things to change here.

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    66. Amallah and Aboukhlal come on for Morocco.

    Laryea comes in for the Maple Leafs.

    Canada continues to dominate possession, knocking the ball around at will at the back with no pressure from Morocco.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    64. David makes a nuisance of himself since he came.

    Kone, the second substitute, only made his professional debut in February.

    A stage he is at now.

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    62. As the situation is now, it will be Belgium that leaves.

    Morocco and Croatia would go through from this group.

    Canada is still knocking on the door here.

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    60. Play stops as Hoilett receives some treatment.

    Nothing wrong with the challenge, but the player caught him with his knee as he ran past him.

    Hutchinson, Kone and David come in for Canada.

  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    58. Looks like Canada is ready to make a change.

    The ball is hit long by Morocco, but it is an easy headed clearance for the Canadians.

    Hoilett gets a ball into the box and Alphonso Davies sticks out a leg and the ball just goes wide of the post.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Canada 1-2 Morocco

    56. They play a higher line all over the pitch now.

    Alphonso Davies does well to avoid two opponents, but Ziyech chops down the Bayern Munich player.

    Canada looks a lot more confident on the ball now.

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