Morocco will clash with Canada at Al Thumama Stadium on Matchday 3 of the Qatar 2022 World Cup trying to make history with a spot in the round of 16. Check out the potential lineups for both teams.
The Qatar 2022 World Cup left plenty of room for surprises. This match involving Morocco and Canada at the Al Thumama Stadium could materialize next in Matchday 3.
Morocco opened the tournament with a solid performance against Croatia on Matchday 1. A 0-0 draw shook things up a bit, although what they did next was an upset that could have knocked out the favourites. It was the 2-0 win over Belgium that separated them by one game from the round of 16. If they win this encounter, they will qualify despite the result of the second leg.
After a long wait, Canada could not fulfill the expectations it had for Qatar. Their run in the qualifiers was excellent, but that didn’t translate into results in this venture. That is why they are already eliminated after two losses. However, they will be playing for pride, with a view to co-hosting the 2026 World Cup.
There is still uncertainty surrounding the lineup that the Canadians will present in their closing game in Qatar giver they are already eliminated. But there could be at least one substitution in Stepthen Eustáquio leaving the team after picking up an injury. He missed Tuesday training, so he may sit out.
Canada probable lineup: Milan Borjan; Alistair Johnston, Steven Vitória, Kamal Miller, Richie Laryea; Tajon Buchanan, Atiba Hutchinson, Ismael Koné, Alphonso Davies; Jonathan David, and Cyle Larin.
There could be one change in the starting lineup despite the recent win. That’s because Yassine Bounou should be ready to return. The goalkeeper was the center of a curious thing that happened in Morocco vs Belgium. He was set to start that match and he even was part of the team during the national anthem, but withdrew due to an illness.
Morocco probable lineup: Yassine Bounou; Achraf Hakimi, Naif Aguerd, Romain Saïss, Noussair Mazraoui; Azz-Eddine Ounahi, Sofyan Amrabat, Selim Amallah; Hakim Ziyech, Youssef En-Nesyri, and Sofiane Boufal.