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Spain - Morocco
World Cup - 25 June 2018
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FULL TIME: Spain draw 2-2 and win Group B somehow. Aspas and Isco with the goals for Spain while Boutaib and En Nesyri were on the scoresheet for the Morroccans. Thanks for following the game with us...
The game is eventually restarted. Asensio is brought down with a hefty challenge from Fajr and there is more arguments.
The Moroccan players are furious and are surrounding the referee.
VAR RULES IT IS A GOAL! Aspas is ruled onside as he flicked the ball in. He looked to be level with Boussoufa. It is 2-2.
DISALLOWED GOAL: Spain take a short corner, its played in and Aspas flicks it into the net. The flag is raised but VAR will have a look.
There will be three added minutes.
Huge credit must go to Morocco. They cannot qualify but have showed double the energy and passion their opponents have.
Spain have not lost in their last 22 internationals.
- OffHakim ZiyechMorocco
- OnAziz BouhaddouzMorocco
The impressive Ziyach makes way for Aziz Bouhaddouz.
Silva is making way for Rodrigo.
Spain are still going through as it stands as Iran are losing 1-0 to Portugal.
En Nesyri rose highest above Ramos and planted his header into the corner, De Dea hardly moved.
- GoalYoussef En-NesyriMorocco
GOAL FOR MOROCCO! From the resulting corner, En Nesyri's bullet header flies into the net!
CHANCE! Ziyach's shot is blocked by Pique's hand which was down by his side. He wants a penalty but that would have been harsh.
From 13 shots, Spain have a 23% accuracy. They certainly do not look as clinical and ruthless as the 2010 side.
After a patient buildup, Ramos tries his luck from 30 yards and blasts the ball into row Z.
- OnMarco AsensioSpain
Thiago makes way for Real Madrid's Marco Asensio.
- OffDiego CostaSpain
- OnIago AspasSpain
Aspas is on for Costa, who has barely had a kick tonight.
Asensio and Aspas are preparing to come on.
- OffKhalid BoutaïbMorocco
- OnYoussef En-NesyriMorocco
Youssef En Nesyri comes on for Boutaib.
CHANCE! Thiago is teed up by Costa but his curling effort is well over the bar, that was disappointing.
As it stands, Spain will face Uruguay in the next round while Portugal will meet Russia.
Spain have yet to get Costa into the game, everything is going to the wide players.
PIQUE GOES CLOSE! From the resulting corner, Pique's header goes inches wide with the keeper beaten.
OFF THE LINE: Isco's looping header into the corner is headed clear by Saiss. Hierro thought that was in!
Amrabat, who has been brilliant, is lucky to avoid a second booking for a high arm on Iniesta. Instead its just a free-kick near the left-hand edge of the box. Isco's delivery is driven in but cleared.
Wonderful lung-bursting run and skill from Dirar, who cannot get a shot away in the box.
WOODWORK! Amrabat unleashes a stunning effort from distance which rattles the bar and does not cross the line, De Gea was rooted to the spot.
Carjaval's cross is blocked for a corner. Silva's corner is well collected by the keeper.
In the other game in Group B, Portugal lead 1-0 over Iran but Ronaldo has had a penalty saved.
Nice sweeping move by the Spanish. Iniesta finds Isco, who is tackled just as he is about to pull the trigger.
SAVE! De Gea is off his line to punch the ball clear ahead of Boussoufa's outstretched leg.
Does Hierro maybe turn to Koke or Vasquez to freshen up the midfield?
Amrabat and Morocco want a handball against Pique as a cross comes in, but the referee waves play on.
No changes made by either side. The first half was certainly a spicy affair..
KICK OFF: Morocco get the second half underway in their white shirts.
- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: It is 1-1 after Boutaib's opener was levelled by Isco's strike. But Pique is lucky to stay on the field after a lunge.
CLOSE! Iniesta flashes the ball across the box and Costa cannot divert the ball goalward. What a half the ex-Barca man has had.
There will be two added minutes. And Quaresma has given Portugal the lead over Iran.
The VAR debate will rumble on after this game..
SHOT! Ziyach leans back and tries an ambitious drive from 30 yards which flies over the bar.
As it stands Spain have the point they need to qualify and win Group B while Portugal will stay second.
Belhanda is penalised for a foul on Thiago and its a free-kick around 35 yards out. Isco's delivery is flicked away at the back stick.
Costa has been surprisingly quiet given his form, he has yet to have a chance or get involved in any scraps.
WHAT A CHANCE! Alba is tackled after a nice lofted ball from Isco and its another corner. Silva's delivery is headed over by an unmarked Busquets, he know he should have done better.
Boutaib and the referee share a moment after colliding into another. Meanwhile, Spain have a corner which Silva takes but the keeper jumps to collect.
No doubt what the talking point of the game is so far..
- Yellow cardMbark BoussoufaMorocco
Boussoufa is also booked for wagging his finger into the ref's face - he is walking a tightrope here.
- Yellow cardManuel da CostaMorocco
Da Costa is the latest to go in the book after charging into Isco from behind.
- Yellow cardNordin AmrabatMorocco
Amrabat is booked for stepping on Ramos' boot as he challenged for the ball, he is a bit unlucky there.
Morocco are growing in confidence, they can smell blood as Spain have looked vulnerable at the back.
DE GEA SAVE! Boutaib is through on goal again after Ramos and Pique go to sleep from a quick throw-in, but this time the keeper is there to block it. He should have found the net from there.
CHANCE! Spain have a corner from the left. Iniesta's delivery finds Pique who downward header is straight at the keeper.
- Yellow cardKarim El AhmadiMorocco
El Ahmadi is booked for chopping down Busquets, he can have few complaints.
Iniesta exchanged passes with Costa before getting to the byline to find Isco whose finish was clinical, Spain have survived that early scare.
GOAL FOR SPAIN! Iniesta cuts the ball back to Isco to hammer the ball into the roof of the net from close range.
INIESTA CHANCE! The veteran trades passes with Costa before slicing a shot over from outside the box.
Boutaib had a lot of time to think after winning the ball near the halfway line but he kept his cool to put the ball through De Gea's legs. What a turn up for the books!
- GoalKhalid BoutaïbMorocco
GOAL FOR MOROCCO! Boutaib nicks the ball after a mix up between Ramos and Iniesta and is through on goal, he calmly slots the ball under De Gea.
Silva is shoved over by Hakimi as the defender shepherds the ball out of play, Spain's passing has not been on point so far in the final third.
Boutaib is back on his feet, Pique wants to shake his hand. He is lucky to avoid a yellow or even a red card for that challenge which was caused by Carvajal's sloppy pass.
PIQUE CHALLENGE: A two-footed lunge from the Barcelona defender has left Boutaib on the floor in agony. He made contact with the ball first but it was reckless.
HANDBAGS: Amrabat and Ramos have words after a late challenge by the Moroccan, who appeared to catch the defender with his arm.
Carvajal wins a corner after sliding in to cross which is blocked, he did well as Thiago's pass was overhit. Silva's corner is headed away by the north Africans.
Morocco give the ball away, Iniesta trades passes with Costa. Its played out to Isco on the wing whose cross with the outside of his foot is straight at the keeper.
Ramos is lucky to avoid conceding a foul on Amrabat, who is not wearing a skull cap after that head injury against Iran.
De Gea, who has had a mixed tournament, with a nervy clearance from Pique's backpass but Spain clear the danger.
KICK OFF: Costa gets the game underway for Spain.
Five minutes until kick-off!
Spain and Morocco have faced each other just twice before - a two-legged qualification play-off for World Cup 1962, with Spain winning 1-0 away and 3-2 at home.
And the Spanish have won three of their four World Cup matches against African opponents, scoring 11 goals.
Spain's caretaker boss Hierro has compared the current crop of players with the 2010 world champions.
"It's a similar group, although I know that you can't have clones unfortunately," he told Onda Cero.
"But we have a back-up group pushing for places every day. That is the only way to avoid relaxing, by having a group of team-mates that push you closer to the limit every day."
If its all level between Spain and Portugal, it could be down to their disciplinary records or even drawing lots..
Morocco have already been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup; they have now been eliminated at the group stage in four of their five World Cup campaigns, only progressing in the 1986 tournament.
Fernando Hierro has made one change from the side that squeezed past Iran with Thiago Alcantara replacing Lucas Vazquez.
Morocco have also made one change, bringing in Wolves defender Romain Saiss for Mehdi Benatia.
THE MATHS BIT: Spain and Portugal need a point to clinch a place in the last 16.
Spain can qualify if they lose and Portugal lose by a bigger margin or the Spanish lose by no more than one goal and Portugal and Iran draw 0-0, 1-1, 2-2 or 3-3.
The Portuguese can qualify if they lose and Spain lose by a bigger margin to Morocco.
In short, Portugal and Spain have to produce a better result than the other to win the group..
MOROCCO XI: El Kajoui, Hakimi, Da Costa, Saiss, Ziyach, El Ahmadi, Belhanda, Boutaib, Boussoufa, Amrabat, Dirar.
SPAIN XI: De Gea, Carvajal, Pique, Ramos, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Thiago, Silva, Iniesta, Isco, Costa.
Hello and welcome to LIVE commentary as Spain face Morocco as they look to top Group B, needing one point to qualify. Kick-off at the Kaliningrad Stadium is at 19:00 BST.