World Cup 2022 live updates: Davies and Canada take on Morocco
Canada’s National Men’s Team has one more game to play at world Cup – the biggest stage in football. After losses to Belgium and Croatia, Canada are eliminated but hope to make history against Morocco with a win or a draw.
From the stadium in Qatar to the parties in Toronto, join the star for Canada against Morocco:
7:32 a.m.: This group of seven from Toronto clinched seven tickets to the penultimate and final game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
A few months ago, Will Ramjass reached out to six friends with an adventurous and ambitious proposition: If we can get tickets, are you all up for it?
To his pleasant surprise, they all were.
Read the full story here: Seven Toronto football fans pay $9,000 to see final FIFA World Cup game live in Qatar
7:16 a.m.: Members of Montreal’s Moroccan community fill bars and cafes across the city today for the Canada-Morocco match at the World Cup in Qatar.
The excitement will be particularly palpable in the « Little Maghreb », a district north of the city center where immigrants from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia have settled since the 1990s.
Canada is playing for pride today after the team lost to Croatia on Sunday and was eliminated from the knockout round.
But Morocco – making their sixth appearance at the World Cup – are in a good position to qualify for the knockout stage.
Read the full story here: Montreal Moroccans cheer on both teams during today’s World Cup game
7:05 a.m.: When your tournament is almost over, it becomes all too easy to start thinking about what you will remember. Canada still has a game to play, but it’s counted; Croatia saw to that. The 4-1 loss to the Croats killed Canada’s hopes of escaping Group F, and a little humiliation. You can explain why. When you don’t have midfielders against maybe the best midfielder in the world, bad things happen. But they happened, that’s the point.
In the wake of the elimination, the players and the coach tried to accentuate the positives: Canada’s men scored a goal at the World Cup, they played a good first 25 minutes, they still have a fierce Moroccan team to play.
So why is the Morocco game important? Read Bruce Arthur’s column: How Canada remembers 2022 FIFA World Cup is a mixed bag, so Morocco game matters
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