Morocco and Colombia lock horns in their last group game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Colombia now leads Group H with six points, while Morocco is three points behind them in third place.
Preview (Morocco vs Colombia)
Morocco was destroyed 6-0 by Germany in their opening match of the tournament. They were taking part in their first-ever Women’s World Cup. The Lionesses of Atlas displayed incredible grit to win all three points in Sunday’s match against South Korea despite having a terrible start. In the sixth minute, Ibtissam Jraidi gave her nation the lead. Morocco held South Korea at bay the rest of the way to earn their first win at the Women’s World Cup.
Morocco has a chance to advance to the round of 16 despite being the second-lowest-ranked team at the competition going into the last round of group matches. Germany has a stronger goal differential than the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations finalists. Morocco must perform better than Germany to go to the knockout stages. Despite winning their opening match 2-0 over South Korea, Colombia was a huge underdog versus Germany going into the match on Sunday.
When Catalina Perez fouled Lena Oberdorf in the box, allowing Alex Popp to equalize from the spot. Their chances of pulling off a shock victory appeared to be over. However, there was still time for drama when Real Sociedad’s Manuela Vanegas headed in the game-winning goal in the 97th minute to give her nation a historic victory and put it atop Group H. Due to their large goal differential advantage over Morocco, Colombia has already almost guaranteed their spot in the round of 16, and if they win on Thursday, they will also take first place in Group G.
Morocco’s manager Reynald Pedros will stick with his starting lineup after his team scored a victory in Matchday Two. Hanane Ait El Haj and Zineb Redouani will continue to serve as the two full-backs, with Nouhaila Ben Zina and Nesrryne El Chad slated to start in central defense. Jraidi will be one of Morocco’s primary goal threats against Colombia after scoring the game-winning goal against South Korea.
The center defender for Colombia, Jorelyn Carabali, is questionable after being carried off during the last seconds of Sunday’s victory. In the event that Carabali is unable to play, Nelson Abadia may substitute Monica Ramos for Daniela Arias in the center of defense. In the match against Germany, Leicy Santos was relegated to the sidelines. Nevertheless, on Thursday, the Atletico Madrid midfielder might make a comeback.
Sport Sermon Morocco vs Colombia FIFA Women’s World Cup Prediction
With their tight victory over South Korea, Morocco would have gained some confidence. Especially after losing 6-0 to Germany in their first match. Although the Lionesses of Atlas will hope to win three games in a row, we believe that a Colombian team that is striving to win Group H will defeat them.
Morocco 1 – 2 Colombia
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