World Cup 2022 highlights: Morocco stuns Spain on PKs

World Cup 2022 highlights: Morocco stuns Spain on PKs

The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued Tuesday on FOX with Morocco defeating Spain in a penalty shootout, 3-0, at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar in the tournament’s second-to-last match of the round of 16.

Later, Portugal will face Switzerland in Tuesday’s second knockout-stage game (11 a.m. ET, FOX). The winners will advance to play each other in the quarterfinals, which conclude Saturday, Dec. 10.

Here are the top plays!

Morocco vs. Spain Highlights

Morocco vs. Spain Highlights

FINAL: Morocco 3, Spain 0

12′: Too high

Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi had a free kick, but his shot was a tad north of the crossbar.

Noise …

25′: Potential disaster – and missed opportunity

Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou and defender Nayef Aguerd couldn’t connect on a pass, and Spain nearly turned it into a goal. Shortly after the turnover, Gavi had his shot deflected off the crossbar and then Ferran Torres’ shot was rejected out of play. 

Ultimately, Spain was called for offside.

33′: Nice save

Morocco defender Noussair Mazraoui got off a thundering shot, but Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon stunted the attempt.

43′: Another almost

It was a first half of missed opportunities for both teams.

This time around, Aguerd’s header was a little high and wide.

There was no score at halftime.

55′: Nope!

Spain forward Dani Olmo got off a blazing shot, but Bono wasn’t having any of it.

63′: Spain substitutions 

Spain made a pair of substitutions, bringing in forward Alvaro Morata for Marco Asensio and midfielder Carlos Soler for Gavi.

66′: Morocco substitution

Morocco made its first substitution, bringing in forward Abdessamad Ezzalzouli for midfielder Sofiane Boufal.

75′: Yellow card

Spain defender Aymeric Laporte was given a yellow card after challenging Hakimi.

86′: Close, but no cigar

Hakimi got the ball within striking distance for Morocco, but forward Walid Cheddira was unable to punch through a contested shot.

89′: Huge block!

Spain forward Nico Williams appeared to have a golden scoring opportunity, but Morocco defender Sofyan Amrabat came through with a clutch block.

90+4′: Game-saving denial!

Bono pulled off his most timely denial of the World Cup for Morocco in the closing seconds of the second half, as he rejected Olmo’s shot attempt.

The match went to extra time.

97′: Out of reach

Morata was unable to convert a header off a pass from Williams. 

104′: A great chance …

Cheddira almost had the first goal of the game, but his shot was sent sideways by Simon.

Walid Cheddira’s shot for Morocco saved by Spain’s goalkeeper Unai Simon

Walid Cheddira's shot for Morocco saved by Spain's goalkeeper Unai Simon

120+2′: Huge defense

Defender Jawad El Yamiq knocked the ball out of harm’s way for Morocco.

120+3′: That was almost it

Spain forward Pablo Sarabia’s close-up shot went off the post.

The match went to a penalty shootout.

Penalty kicks

Morocco connected on its first two penalty kicks, while Spain missed its first two. After each missed its third try, Morocco put the game away on its fourth kick.

Check out every kick below:

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