The atlas lions of Morocco have secured a qualification as winners of Group F after beating Canada 2-1 to reach their first round of 16 in World Cup since 1986.
The African side were gifted their opener, as Canada’s goalkeeper Milan Borjan made a horror mistake by giving the ball to Hakim Ziyech, who chipped it into an empty net within the first five minutes.
Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech grabbed the first goal for the Moroccans after Canada goalkeeper Milan Borjan dashed him the ball thirty yards away from the goal in an empty net.
Nayef Aguerd of Morocco converted a low cross from Canada defender Sam Adekugbe into his own net making him the first player to score an own goal in the tournament.
En-Nesyri bolted onto a long ball and finished brilliantly as the Atlas Lions made the most of their dominance. That goal from En-Nesyri ensured a place in Moroccan footballing history, as he became the first player to score at two separate World Cups for his country.
Morocco top the group with Croatia joining them in the knockout rounds after their tense goalless draw with Belgium and becomes the second African side to qualify after Senegal
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