Morocco and Japan advance as Germany crash out

Emmanuel Alfred

Morocco qualified for the round of 16 of the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar after producing a solid performance against Canada.
The Atlas Lions won the game 2-1 to finish top of Group F, becoming the first African team to do that since the brilliant Nigeria side from 1998.

The North African side were unbeaten in their three games, with a goalless opening draw against Croatia – who finished second – followed up by one of the shocks of the tournament as they beat Belgium.

2014 Champions Germany crashed out of the tournament despite beating Costa Rica 4-2.
It makes it two consecutive tournaments that they have exited the group stages after doing same four years ago.

In the same group, Spain qualified for the round of 16 on goal difference after losing to Asian side, Japan last night.
Belgium crashed out of the World Cup after a goalless draw against Croatia.
The result saw Head Coach, Roberto Martinez stepping down this morning

In the fixtures, Morocco will face Spain while Japan lock horns with Croatia

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