Group NEWS Fifa World Cup 2018

Spain could be without move down goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who is uncertainty for this game. Defender Nacho Monreal has recouped from a minor issue and ought to be accessible. However, he is probably not going to split into the beginning line-up.

Midfielder Koke will seek after a review in the wake of being dropped for Lucas Vazquez for the prevail upon Iran. Morocco may turn their squad with their World Cup disposal officially affirmed.

Sofyan Amrabat, Youssef En-Nesyri and Mehdi Carcela could all win their first begins of the competition.


It's been something of a Jekyll and Hyde competition for Spain so far in Russia, with rewards harvested at this stage not predictable with the exhibitions ascribed to them. Against Portugal, La Roja was the current power; however, their tastefully satisfying undertakings yielded only one point following Cristiano Ronaldo's cap trap.

In their match with Iran, Spain battled against an amazingly sorted out defender and made valuable little. They took three focuses through a surprisingly lucky game off Diego Costa's knee, yet it was an unusually incoherent execution.

Morocco can view themselves as unfortunate to have just been thumped out. Having lost their opening match against Iran politeness of a 95th-minute possess goal, they were the better side in the consequent annihilation to Portugal.

Just pride is currently in question for the African country. Their European partners, notwithstanding, require just attract to seal capability and will confront a group from Group A should they experience.


Spain head coach Fernando Hierro:
"This is the World Cup, and not one single amusement will be unaffected. We can enhance, and I trust we will continue winning while we do as such, yet no one is giving anything ceaselessly effortlessly.

"In specific groups have officially qualified however our gathering is exceptionally extreme. We have no choice yet to anchor every one of the three focuses against Morocco."

Morocco head coach Herve Renard: "Our concentration is to complete more grounded against Spain. That is what is on our brains now.

"We have fit the bill for the World Cup out of the blue following 20 years, and we have demonstrated that we can play football."


Straight on
The two past gatherings arrived in a two-legged capability play-off for the 1962 World Cup. Spain won 1-0 away and 3-2 at home.


Five of Spain's beginning 11 against Iran had 100 tops or progressively – Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, David Silva and Sergio Ramos.

Sergio Ramos showed up against Morocco, equalling Xavi. Just Iker Casillas (17) and Andoni Zubizarreta (16) have made more for Spain.

Diego Costa is just the third Spanish player to score three goals in the first two recreations of a World Cup, after Fernando Torres in 2006 and Michel in 1990.

Spain is unbeaten in 22 coordinates in all rivalries (W15, D7), scoring in each diversion.

Their win against Iran was the first run through in five endeavours Spain have won a World Cup coordinate with David Silva in the beginning line-up.

Spain has won three of their four World Cup matches against African rivals (L1), scoring 11 goals and never less than two for each diversion.

They have completed best of their groups in three of the last four World Cups, with the main particular case their first exit in 2014.

La Roja has won their last gathering game in every one of the previous eight World Cup competitions, a run extending back to 1986.


Morocco has now been dispensed with at the groups' stage in four of their five World Cup crusades, just advancing in the 1986 competition.

Should they lose this match, it will be only the second time that Morocco has missed the majority of their group games, having additionally done as such in 1994. 

Morocco has enrolled a more significant number of shots than their adversaries in every one of their last six World Cup massacres.