Canada’s first World Cup tournament for 36 years ends vs. high-flying Morocco in the pair’s final group match on the first day of December.
While The Maple Leafs can go no further, they will look to create further history and win their first-ever World Cup match.
Meanwhile, Morocco sit second in Group F with four points, only behind Croatia owing to a poorer goal difference, as they look to progress to the Round of 16 for the first time since 1986.
Despite sitting a point above Belgium — who play Croatia — the Arab nation will want to take matters into their own hands, rather than hope its rival split the points.
Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know regarding Canada vs. Morocco
The Atlas Lions have yet to concede a goal in Qatar – sweeping past Belgium 2-0 after an opening match stalemate with Croatia.
Canada put in admirable performance in their first game, harshly losing to the Belgians 1-0 before being outclassed by Croatia 4-1 Saturday.
With the clash quickly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know below about Canada and Morocco’s final group game of the 2022 World Cup.
Morocco’s players and fans erupted after securing their first win at a World Cup since 1998
When is Canada vs. Morocco?
The match kicks off on Thursday It begins at 10am EST in the US, 3pm GMT in the United Kingdom and 2am Friday in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 10am ET (US), 3pm (UK) and 2am on Thursday (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)
How to watch the match
The game between Canada vs. Morocco will be aired live on BBC One for UK viewers. If you are looking to stream the game, you need to head to BBC iPlayer or the BBC Sport website. The match will be free to watch for all UK viewers with a TV License.
Meanwhile, the following stations will be airing the game for American viewers: FOX, Telemundo, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Peacock Premium, Vidgo and Sling Blue.
Australian viewers can tune into the game via SBS, who will be televising every match during the 2022 World Cup. SBS On Demand will also stream the Canada vs. Morocco fixture for those on the move.
If you’re unable to watch the game live, you can relive the action via the FIFA YouTube Channel (Worldwide). The official YouTube channel will be posting highlight reels after each game.
US: FOX, Telemundo, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Peacock Premium, Vidgo, Sling Blue
UK: BBC One and BBC iPlayer
Australia: SBS and SBS On Demand
Moroccan fans took to the streets of the capital, Rabat, to celebrate the win over the Belgians
Where is Canada vs. Morocco being played?
Morocco’s fixture against Canada will take place at Al Thumama Stadium in the country’s east.
The stadium has a capacity of 44,400 and is located in Al Rayyan, Qatar — approximately 5 miles from Doha.
Morocco played at the stadium on multiple occasions during the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup and most recently against Belgium on Saturday.
Location: Al Thumama, Qatar
Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium
In all likelihood, there will be another sea of Moroccan red when the teams face off Thursday
Canada vs Morocco: Team news
Hakim Ziyech will be the main man for the North Africans with his creativity a constant threat in the win vs. Belgium.
The Chelsea winger, alongside PSG star Achraf Hakimi and Southampton’s Sofiane Boufal are the spearheads for the Atlas Lions in an otherwise creatively-bereft side.
Morocco have a fit and healthy squad, raring to go before their final group game,
Canada will undoubtedly have a free-flowing approach to their last appearance at a World Cup for four years.
Its eldest player, 39-year-old captain, Atiba Hutchinson, played part of the previous match with a tampon in his nose after a nosebleed.
Alphonso Davies created history by becoming Canada’s first-ever scorer at a World Cup finals
Goalkeepers: James Pantemis, Milan Borjan, Dayne St Clair
Defenders: Samuel Adekugbe, Joel Waterman, Alistair Johnston, Richie Laryea, Kamal Miller, Steven Vitoria, Derek Cornelius
Midfielders: Liam Fraser, Ismael Kone, Mark-Anthony Kaye, David Wotherspoon, Jonathan Osorio, Atiba Hutchinson, Stephen Eustaquio, Samuel Piette
Forwards: Tajon Buchanan, Liam Millar, Lucas Cavallini, Ike Ugbo, Junior Hoilett, Jonathan David, Cyle Larin, Alphonso Davies
Lille striker Jonathan David has struggled to find his feet for the North Americans in Qatar
Goalkeepers: Yassine Bono, Munir, Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti
Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Noussair Mazraoui, Romain Saiss, Nayef Aguerd, Achraf Dari, Jawad El-Yamiq, Yahia Attiat-Allal, Badr Benoun
Midfielders: Sofyan Amrabat, Selim Amallah, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Azzedine Ounahi, Bilel El Khanouss, Yahya Jabrane
Forwards: Hakim Ziyech, Youssef En-Nesyri, Sofiane Boufal, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Ez Abde, Amine Harit, Ilias Chair, Abderrazak Hamdallah, Walid Cheddira
Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech has been a sensation following his recall to the national team
Canada and Morocco have played just three times in their history, all coming within the previous 40 years.
Though the pair have never met in any competitive tournament. Their first encounter came in 1984 before meeting 10 years later.
Most recently, Morocco beat the North Americans 4-0 in October 2016. Canada have never beaten Thursday’s opponent — drawing once and losing the other two.
Morocco drubbed Canada 4-0 during their most recent international friendly played in 2016
Group F fixtures and results
- Morocco 0-0 Croatia – Wednesday, November 23
- Belgium 1-0 Canada – Wednesday, November 23
- Belgium 0-2 Morocco – Sunday, November 27
- Croatia 4-1 Canada – Sunday, November 27
- Croatia vs. Belgium – Thursday, December 1
- Canada vs. Morocco – Thursday, December 1
Defeat to Croatia on Saturday signaled the end of Canada’s chances of further progression