Belgium vs Morocco preview: How to stream, start time, predictions and latest news ahead of World Cup Group F clash


Belgium and Morocco meet in Group F on Sunday, November 27.

The match will be played at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha.

What time is Belgium vs Morocco?

The match kicks off at 16.00 local time which means it will start at 13.00 in the UK and the coverage will be shown on the BBC.

In the US, FS1 and Telemundo will be showing the match and kick-off is at 08.00 EST and 05.00 PT.

While Belgium and Morocco work on different time zones (CET) and (WEST), the game will be shown in both countries at 14.00.

Team news

Roberto Martinez will be glad that his Belgium side came through their narrow win against Canada without any injury issues. He will be even happier to see Thomas Meunier play the second half after he came into the World Cup with a cheekbone fracture.

Romelu Lukaku watched the game from the stands as he hopes to be available later in the tournament.

Morocco will be worried about Noussair Mazraoui after he left the pitch on a stretcher. Although, it didn’t look as serious as an injury would usually look when a stretcher is required so he might be okay to return against Belgium.

Squad guides

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Predicted line-ups

Belgium (3-4-3): Courtois, Dendoncker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Meunier, Tielemans, Witsel, Castagne; De Bruyne, Batshuayi, Hazard.

Morocco (4-3-3): Bounou, Hakimi, Aguerd, Saiss, Attiyat Allah; Amrabat, Ounahi, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal.

Last time out

Belgium were a mile from their best in their first game but they still found a way to beat Canada. Michy Batshuayi’s well-taken finish was the difference between the teams but it could, and should, have been very different.

Thibaut Courtois saved a poor penalty from Alphonso Davies in the first half and for all the North Americans’ endeavour, they could only direct three of their 21 shots on target. It felt like Belgium got over the line because of Canada’s shortcomings rather than their own quality.


Morocco played out probably the most boring game of the World Cup so far against Croatia. They were defensively resolute against a supposedly superior side but they were equally toothless in attack.

That being said, Mazraoui’s injury aside, they will be extremely happy with a point against the 2018 World Cup finalists.


Regragui will be desperate to have Mazraoui available against Belgium (Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)

Players carrying yellow cards

Belgium: Carrasco, Meunier, Onana.

Morocco: Amrabat.

What’s at stake?

Belgium will secure themselves a place in the last-16 if they beat Morocco on Sunday while a draw would still leave them in control of their own fate.

A defeat would make it tricky as they would likely have to get at least a point from Croatia in the final game to have a chance of a last 16 place.

Avoidance of defeat for Morocco would boost their chances of making the knockouts with Canada still to play but a defeat would be far from ideal, leaving them on the verge of elimination.


Belgium to beat Morocco.

Belgium to win: 53 per cent. Morocco to win: 21 per cent. Draw: 25 per cent.

All of our predictions for the 2022 World Cup are powered by Nielsen’s Gracenote, who have used a proprietary football ranking system to estimate the chances of different results for every possible match through extensive simulations, to assess the chances for each team to reach different stages of the tournament.

Wider reading

Kevin De Bruyne dominated the post-match headlines from Belgium’s opening win by claiming that he didn’t deserve the player of the match. So here are the rest of the quotes from the Manchester City star and what his nation will be hoping to see from him as the World Cup continues.

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