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Morocco to host Barcelona, Sevilla’s Spanish Super Cup tie

Morocco will host the Spanish Super Cup, it has been announced

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Morocco will host the Spanish Super Cup, it has been announced.

The RFEF confirmed that the Spanish Super Cup will take place on the 12th August in a one-off match in Tangier, Morocco.

“Tangier, located in the north of Morocco, will host the Spanish Super Cup final between Sevilla FC and FC Barcelona on the 12th August at 22:00 Spanish time,” the RFEF said.

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The Tangier Stadium, which opened in 2011, has a capacity of 45,000.

The Spanish Super Cup opens the 2018/19 season in Spain and will see Barcelona, La Liga champions, against Sevilla, Copa del Rey runners up after losing to Barça, face off in a one-off match.

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Qatar 2022: Morocco stuns Belgium 2-0 to record one of Africa’s greatest World Cup victories

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Morocco on Sunday, recorded one of Africa’s greatest World Cup victories when the Atlas Lions stunned Belgium 2-0 in their second Group F match with substitutes Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Aboukhlal scoring in the second half to brighten their chances of getting out of the group.

The win over the number two ranked team in the world at a packed Al Thumama Stadium, is only Morocco their first World Cup victory in 24 years as they upset a hugely disappointing Belgium side to garner four points and move to the top of the group.

It was Morocco’s first win at a World Cup since they beat Scotland in 1998.

Belgium, who had scraped a 1-0 win over Canada in their opening game, looked a shadow of the team who finished third in 2018, while the Moroccans showed a lot of guts and purpose.

Morocco thought they had scored in the first half when Hakim Ziyech fired a free kick that bounced past the keeper at the near post on the stroke of halftime but the was ruled out after a VAR review shiwed that Besiktas defender, Romain Saiss was marginally offside and was obstructing Thibout Courtois’ view.

But in the second half, Morocco substitute Sabiri broke the deadlock in the 73rd with an angled free kick similar to the one that led to the ruled-out goal in the first half, as Courtois could only fumble the ball into the net.

The second goal came from a cut back with Aboukhlal rifling home Ziyech’s cross into the roof of the net.

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Qatar 2022: Tunisia’s World Cup hopes suffer setback after losing to Australia

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Hopes of Tunisia making it out of Group D at the ongoing Qatar 2022 World Cup is now hanging in the balance after the Carthage Eagles narrowly lost their second group match to Australia 0-1.

The match played at the Al Janoub Stadium on Saturday saw Australia taking control of the first half and completely outplayed the Tunisians in every area of the game and was duly rewarded with a goal scored by striker Mitchell Duke scored midway through the first half with a glancing header past keeper Aymen Dahmen.

The win was the Socceroos’ first World Cup victory in 12 years and moved them into second place in Group D behind reigning world champions, France.

Though Tunisia improved remarkably in the second half, they could not break down the Australian defence line which defended resolutely and was able to curtail everything the North Africans threw at them.

Tunisia’s next match is against group leaders France and is a must win if they are to advance from the group.

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