The World Cup has entered its most dramatic phaseas all teams face each other in do-or-die games and all previous efforts may pay off or disappear depending on a single result from now on.
The winner of the Morocco vs Spain game meets the nation that will emerge victorious between Portugal and Switzerland for a spot in the semifinals with top contenders Brazil and Argentina on the opposite side of the bracket.
World Cup games today, Tuesday 6th December (all times ET)
Morocco-Spain (10:00am ET)
Morocco wants to surprise everyone at this World Cup but now they face Spain. probably their biggest test so far.
Along with Japan, South Korea and Australia, the North African nation was one of the surprise packages of the tournament. They all made it to the knockout stages anyway with difficult group phases.
Against all odds, the Atlas lions ended up leading Group F defeating group favorites Belgium and also Canadawhile they recorded a goalless draw against Croatia, the other team advanced to the round of 16.
In the meantime, La Roja will aim to improve theirs Performance at the 2018 World Cupwhen they were eliminated by the host country in the opening knockout round.
There is an atmosphere of Uncertainty about Luis Enrique’s menas they drew with Germany and lost to Japan despite beating Costa Rica in their opening game.
The Spaniards need to find their initial inspiration to be able to to find the back of the web if they want to go through, because Morocco have proved to be a solid side from back to front.
Portugal-Switzerland (2:00 p.m. ET)
Cristiano Ronaldo is playing his last World Cup and he wants to lead his team as far as possiblebut they meet fierce competitors Switzerland along the way.
Although the winners of Group H are not among the top favorites to win the tournament, they cannot be written offsince they have a talented squad and could beat any opponent at any time, as they proved at Euro 2016.
The truth is that Fernando Santos’ men delivered when they had to, Victory against Ghana in the opening game (3-2) and against Uruguay (2-0) to be the superior team that didn’t make it this phase of the competition.
Meanwhile, Switzerland does not have a big star in the squad, but overall they are a strong teamwith players who have been playing together for years.
the national team got their first three points against Cameroon in the last few minutes, lost 0-1 in a competitive match against Braziland came back to defeat a combative Serbia in the last game of section (2-3).
Freuler, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Embolo and Co. will now try to lead the Swiss team to the quarter-finals for the second time at a World Cup.
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