Group B games at the 2018 FIFA World Cup will come to an end with Spain taking on Morocco in the final game at the Kaliningrad Stadium on 25th June. With Portugal playing Iran alongside, it will be a matter of who manages to finish as Group B winners. Morocco will have little hopes of upsetting the mighty Spaniards but will hope to finish their World Cup campaign on a high. Morocco has been unbeaten in their last seven games with six wins and a draw, and if they somehow manage to take that momentum into the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Spain will likely be having a tough time against them. The group stage exit last time around must also be playing in the back of every Spaniard’s mind giving Morocco a slight psychological advantage.
With Andres Iniesta calling it a day with the end of this season, 2018 FIFA World Cup will likely be his last time for Spain as well. A bunch of legendary players from Morocco will also be waving a goodbye to International Football this World Cup. With either of the two sides poised to bow out of the tournament, fans will be desperate to catch a glimpse of their favorite legends. To ensure all the fans from around the globe do not miss out on this farewell game, we have got everything covered from the schedule to the official broadcasting channels well before time to keep you well ahead of your schedule.
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Match: Spain vs Morocco
Date: 25th June 2018
Stadium: Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad (Russia)
Competition Type: FIFA World Cup 2018
Kickoff time: 11.30 PM IST and 20:00 (UTC/GMT+2, local time)
The struggle for football fans to enjoy any game on their choice of a device has continued since live streaming came into existence. Watching Spain vs Morocco in the 2018 FIFA World Cup won’t be that difficult though as almost every top broadcaster will be streaming the match on their official websites and apps. A paid stream will be available on FOX Sports, beIN Sports, DirecTV, and SuperSport. BBC, ITV, Canal+, Kwese Sports, and a few others will be up with a stream without charging their viewers a single penny.
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Sony will stream the match on its app Sony LIV with both paid and free option. The ones who opt to watch it for free will get a 10-minute delayed stream, while the premium viewers will enjoy the match live. In countries where live stream channels will face any geographical blockade can opt for the number of VPN Gateways available online.
The last Group B game between Spain and Morocco is scheduled for a 21:00 local time kick-off on 25th June 2018 at the Kaliningrad Stadium. The 35,212 seated venue will host 4 group stage matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, including this one. Post that, it will host the home games for FC Baltika Kaliningrad of the Russian Football National League.
Spain will come out all guns blazing to ensure that they don’t repeat the 2014 blunder in Russia again. While Spain will rely on their senior players, Morocco will be pinning their hopes on some fresh talent. If injuries do not disturb either side’s roster, here is how the two teams may look like for their final group stage game.
Spain Probable XI
David de Gea, Pepe Reina, Kepa Arrizabalaga; Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Odriozola, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Cesar Azpilicueta, Jordi Alba, Nacho Monreal; Sergio Busquets, Saul Niquez, Koke, Thiago Alcantara, Andres Iniesta, David Silva; Isco, Marcio Asensio, Lucas Vazquez, Iago Aspas, Rodrigo, Diego Costa.
Morocco Probable XI
Mounir El Kajoui, Yassine Bounou, Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti, Mehdi Benatia, Romain Saiss, Manuel Da Costa, Badr Benoun, Nabil Dirar, Achraf Hakimi, Hamza Mendyl; M’bark Boussoufa, Karim El Ahmadi, Youssef Ait Bennasser, Sofyan Amrabat, Younes Belhanda, Faycal Fajr, Amine Harit; Khalid Boutaib, Aziz Bouhaddouz, Ayoub El Kaabi, Nordin Amrabat, Mehdi Carcela, Hakim Ziyech.
The sides are yet to play each other at the International level.
All the Spanish fans will be able to enjoy every bit of Iniesta’s magic against Morocco on Mediaset Espana, their official broadcasters for 2018 FIFA World Cup. Fans from Morocco, along with all other Middle East and North African nations, can enjoy the game on beIN Sports. It will also be telecasting the match for fans in France and a few other European countries. The match will also be telecasted on FOX Sports in America, DirecTV in the Caribbean, Sky in the Oceanic nations, SuperSport, Canal+, and Kwese Sports in Sub-Saharan Africa, on Perviy Kanal in Russia, on Optus Sport in Australia, and on Sony ESPN in the Asian Subcontinent countries. The broadcast will begin an hour before the kick-off with a review show that will bring all the team news and final updates.
United Kingdom: BBC One
United States: FOX Sports 1 USA
Canada: TSN 2
Spain will be eyeing a top of the group finish and look all set to achieve it given their squad strength. Right from David De Gea at the goalpost to Lucas Vazquez up front, Spain outclasses Morocco in every department on paper. Morocco will put up a decent fight, but they’re least likely to prevail against their far superior opponents. Our final prediction reads Morocco 0-2 Spain.