While that is hardly an enviable opponent, the Atlas Lions have impressed. Into the knockout rounds for the first time since 1986, only an own goal has breached their defence thus far and few can doubt their quality going forward.
La Roja, meanwhile, endured a mixed group stage. Fantastic against Costa Rica, functional against Germany and flaky against Japan, Luis Enrique’s team still have a lot to prove.
Into the drama of the knockouts, it looks a fascinating game.
Here’s everything you need to know..
Date, kick-off time and venue
The World Cup last-16 clash is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off time on Tuesday December 6, 2022.
The Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar will host.
Where to watch Morocco vs Spain
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on ITV, with coverage starting at 2pm.
Live stream: Fans can catch the game for free online via the ITVX app and ITV website.
LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.
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Morocco vs Spain confirmed team news
Morocco XI: Bono; Mazraoui, Aguerd, Saïss, Hakimi; Amrabat, Amallah, Ounahi; Boufal, En-Nesyri, Ziyech
Spain XI: Simon; Llorente, Rodri, Laporte, Alba; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Torres, Asensio, Olmo
Morocco vs Spain prediction
The Atlas Lions are riding the crest of a wave at the moment. So strong defensively and against a Spain team not packed with goals (Costa Rica game aside), pulling off a shock cannot be ruled out.
Morocco to win 2-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Morocco wins: 0
Spain wins: 2
Morocco vs Spain latest odds
Morocco to win: 11/2
Spain to win: 6/10
Odds via Betfair and subject to change.