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LILMOUSEXX

Wow massive results from Morocco, how deep do you think they can go in the knockouts?


DjPerzik

They get the runner up from the group of Spain/Japan/Costa Rica/Japan next, that can be a tough draw Edit: Germany instead of Japan 2x


ProBadDecisionMaker

Japan and Costa Rica advancing would be Peak Chaos and I would love that.


Bogotaco18

That would be mayhem, especially given that first match with Spain Edit: and for a brief few minutes that was actually going to happen lol


razuten

I saw those minutes. the universe glitched a lil, ngl


DjPerzik

That would be awesome


JizzProductionUnit

It doesn’t look likely right now but remind me in an hour and half


DjPerzik

Now we only need two Costa Rica goals. Edit: just one more Edit 2: STOP THE COUNT


Im_A_Sociopath

There is that one more you were hoping for


JizzProductionUnit

I went out because I didn’t think it could happen. Colour me shocked. I wish I was still watching


Fugiar

Almost! It was reality for 5 minutes


obscure3rage

Japan twice is rough


youseeamousetrap

Japan: "twice is rough" - 1945


everyonesmellmymeat

😮


FalcomanToTheRescue

Playing like they did in the group they could go far. That said, the World Cup is about consistency. You have to play well for 7 games straight. I’m not sure Morocco is that consistent


A_Round_of_Gwent

>I’m not sure Morocco is that consistent Morocco are consistent at being inconsistent


Amazing-Row-5963

World cup is not about consistency, 7 games is such a small sample size, this is why the world cup is exciting worse teams beat better teams. Winning 5 games get you to the top 4! Any alright team can get lucky/be in form for 5 games.


PonchoHung

They've done themselves every favor but in all likelihood they'll be getting Germany in the next round and they won't be favored going into that.


l339

Better than getting Spain lol


Cray_z8

Welp


McTulus

But think about the drama! The entertainment! The meltdown in media!


fuckitsayit

Idk I feel like they could channel some post colonial rage vs Spain


deezew

Spain but without the s


Charlie_Wax

I actually bet on them to win this group, so I'm very happy. But now that I've seen them play a lot, they have some big weaknesses. They are kind of a sloppy team that plays a bit brainless and without composure. They're also not clinical in the final third. Their ceiling is a QF exit probably, but decent chance they go out R16. I like Ziyech a lot, but he's mercurial. Their strikers are pretty terrible. Defense is too erratic to hold up in the long-term.


notataco007

Hell yeah dude what a fucking bet. What were the odds on that?


Charlie_Wax

10-1. I only bet $10, so I'm not rolling in dough here. Still happy though.


_bytheRiverside_

well done on the bet!


GrassTastesBad1

Truly awful from Belgium in every way


Zloggt

You know, I always had a feeling that Belgium would underwhelm this year…but even then, I thought they’ll at least make it to the Round of 16!


Xehanz

Even their only win was so undeserved. Lol.


darekd003

I definitely did not expect Belgium to be Canada’s “best” game. I’m a big Courtois fan and really hoped for better from them!


Thomas1VL

Not a single Belgian is surprised. I don't get what others where expecting from us lol.


chicasparagus

They’ve been expecting a World Cup win for years but I guess all Belgium has given us is a masterclass on how to waste a Golden Generation. Shame, but it was an exciting run in the 2010s. Hope you guys rebuild and get back on top.


LucozadeBottle1pCoin

Is it a waste? Were they ever really the best team in the world? If we take their golden generation as lasting from the 2014 World Cup to now - was their 2014 squad better than Germany's? Was their 2018 squad better than France's? To me their biggest lost opportunities were in the Euros - where both in 2016 and 2021 there was no clear dominant team.


PricelessPhenylamine

Belgium scored 1 goal in 3 games.


Ruud_Boltz

Highest scorers in Russia Fall from grace


khoabear

You see, Eden Hazard didn't move to Madrid until after Russia


Sw3atyGoalz

La prime Hazard Dependencia


dead_trim_mcgee1

By this stage in the last world cup, they'd scored 9 goals as well. They finished the tournament with 16.


maljr12

Without Origi football is nothing


T-Macch

Origi would've buried atleast 1 of those Lukaku chances


Cosmos1985

Can you imagine. Who even does that.


Varanae

Morocco getting 7 points from this group is pretty crazy, well done to them!


doc_grey

And here I was thinking Eto'o was smoking some good shit calling this in his bracket.


psycuhlogist

He essentially put every CAF team at the top. But yes he was right here.


flea61

He picked Qatar to advance so you may not be wrong.


AlbaThSheep

Imagine topping the group against all odds just to probably have germany on the ro16 lmao Edit: lmaoooooooooo


KingDuderhino

> Imagine topping the group against all odds just to probably have ~~germany~~japan on the ro16 lmao ftfy


A_Round_of_Gwent

>Imagine topping the group against all odds just to probably have ~~germany~~ ~~japan~~ Costa Rica on the ro16 lmao


Arctic_Chilean

The true dankest timeline


Xehanz

Japan will beat Spain 1-0. Costa rica will beat Germany 9-0. Costa Rica 1st, Japan 2nd. Spain 3rd and Germany 4th. EZ.


A_Round_of_Gwent

The best timeline


slugmaniac

oh how could any team ever possibly lose 9-0??


acwilan

WDYM Costa Rica is going 1st


notmoleliza

no one shithouses like CONCACAF. house it up TICOS!


_Asparagus_

Hansi Flick is still refusing to start a striker so actually it could happen 🥲


xAeroMonkeyx

All Three of you managed to be wrong


TheWingedCucumber

>Imagine topping the group against all odds just to probably have ~~germany japan Costa Rica~~ Spain on the ro16 lmao :(


pacman147

\*script writing intensifies\*


amineimad

Really unlikely sadly. Japan has a better chance of topping the group than finishing 2nd. I'd love a Morocco Japan game


soccercro3

I was in Vegas the week of Nov 11th. Grabbed a picture of the odds for Group F winner. Belgium -175 Croatia +225 Morocco 9/1 Canada 11/1


skyrimisagood

I need someone to explain betting odds to me


greenthanks75

The other response explained fractional odds already. -175 means that you have to bet 175 units to win 100. Place a bet of $175, and you’ll win $100 for a total payout of $275. +225 means for every 100 units you bet, you’ll win 225 if the bet is successful. Place a bet of $100, and you’ll win $225 for a total payout of $325. So, - means that event is favored (more likely than a coin flip) and + means it’s an underdog, or less likely. Exactly even odds (a true 50/50) can be represented either way, with -100 or +100.


WhenWeTalkAboutLove

So could morroco and Canada just be written +900 and +1100 here?


J-DubZ

Yes


aveniner

Spain should really consider finishing 2nd purposefully. Getting Morocco instead of Croatia and avoiding Brazil in quaters


Ervaloss

Hard to do that purposely with the other games result being so important for it


Perpete

In the first half, sure. However, if at half time, they are still at 0-0 or even somehow down 0-1 and Germany logically up one or two, well.. You could not force too much. They won't play to lose voluntarily, but they could do a France and be horrible and unmotivated.


TejuinoHog

They can lose by one and still have a +6 goal difference. Would be extremely unlikely for them to get eliminated


Harudera

Unless Costa Rica wins of course


MattGeddon

Far too risky, what if Costa Rica win too? Then they’d be out


Happy_but_dead

Extra time own goal on 90+10' if Germany is winning


aveniner

I dont think its that hard, but it depends on second game yes. Staff inform players about parallel games, for example Messi knew that Mexico was leading 2-0 when Argentina slowed down yesterday


ZeistyZeistgeist

>Getting Morocco instead of Croatia. Croat here, yeaah....not so sure. We cannot play like this against Spain.


Rc72

Better not. A Spain-Morocco would be way, WAY spicier than Belgium-Morocco…


A_Round_of_Gwent

You mean "Imagine qualifying against all the odds just to get Morocco in the round of 16"


m-slayer

Morocco just topped the group of Belgium, Croatia and a really strong Canada team, just for some experts to say finishing 2nd on purpose would be better for Spain.


bellerinho

Yeah I don't think anyone should want to play you guys lol, you beat the brakes off of us in that first half and defended pretty well in the second


Coffee_Thief

Bro yall are dangerous AF, some work on defense and I can see yall topping your 2026 group and going even further


bellerinho

Can only hope! For a lot of us we were just ecstatic to be there this year


qtkn1

They are in way better form than germany, as a German I'm even doubtful about how today will go but that's average German pessimism for you


deutschdachs

Feels too much like 2018. Surely we can beat South Korea to save ourselves right? Now surely we can beat Costa Rica to save ourselves right? Incoming 2-0 Costa Rican shocker


Merlin428bretz

honestly it might feel like 2018 but the performances of the team are completely different tbh. but yeah we will see later i guess hahah hopefully you are not right


deutschdachs

True, they just lack finishing... It's felt like we've had so many golden opportunities but always take an extra touch too many or push the ball just wide. Hopefully today they can get an early goal to get their confidence up


Neither-Assignment16

Germany really isnt as scary as they used to be tho lol


niclaswwe

Lukaku Disasterclass


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This game is going to haunt him in his dreams forever.


rcanhestro

in a group of belgium/croatia, morocco is the winner of it, biggest upset so far?


DireFangs

Yes, so far because the biggest upset of the tournament will happen in a few hours when Costa Rica beats Germany and qualifies ahead of them.


cuentanueva

Along with Japan


WhoSweg

You were also correct for 3 entire minutes


cuentanueva

Still happy with this. Would have been better both out, but you get what you get.


Froggyspirits

Australia advancing ahead of Denmark and Tunisia is the biggest upset IMHO


thygrief

Ahead of Denmark sure, but Tunisia? I don't think Tunisia was ever in the spotlight.


bahayo

As a Tunisian we were definitely counting on beating the aussies and losing to Denmark and France.


necrosteve028

As an Aussie, yeah that’s fair.


Lacabloodclot9

Saudi (even though they finished bottom) beating Argentina still takes it for me


AlGamaty

So many people expected Morocco to finish dead last it's crazy.


A_Round_of_Gwent

Why though? Morocco are a good team, and they gave a good account of themselves in the last world cup (yeah it was 4 years ago, but still)


LosTerminators

Nobody expected them to finish below Canada.


FroobingtonSanchez

Surely quite some people did. Morocco didn't show much before the World Cup, they had to hope the return of Ziyech and Mazraoui would pay off.


EgyptianAhlawy1907

The concacaf bros did


MongooseTitties

Can confirm as a concacaf bro


Select-Stuff9716

I think that would be only the Canadians hahah


NicoloBarella23

Really? Morocco has a really good squad lol, they played out of their minds props to them but tbh I had them competing for 2nd. Wasn’t expecting this Belgium collapse really. But really, now that it’s done if you think about it Morocco has a fairly young squad compared to Croatia and Belgium who are in a transitioning phase


Randomting22

Nah they were expected to finish 3rd.


wheeno

Lol people responding forgetting the hype Canada had going into the tournament.


Rooonaldooo99

Lukaku doing his damn best to crash out in the group stage.


Ranjith_Unchained

Lmao that open header where he tried to do something with his chest


Chitiwok

Even using his chest, if he literally just faced the goal and let it hit him, that chance in stoppage time would've been in.


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patil-triplet

Man just hasn’t been playing. Hard to be sharp in front of goal when you haven’t been in front of goal all that much. Those instincts and reactions just aren’t there


JAYPOREDDITS

He didn’t even have to be sharp, He just had to be present. He had 5 (!) golden opportunities to score the winner, 2 of which are some of the most egregious misses you’ll see in a World Cup fate-deciding game. That performance is about as bad as it gets


pintperson

I bet De Bruyne can’t wait to get back to Manchester, must have been a real shock to go from Haaland to Big Rom.


iSleepUpsideDown

Needs to be investigated


TheKinkyGuy

Also Canadas GK. I dont know what the f he thought at first goal, and overall bad performance.


LosTerminators

Mission accomplished


untitled02

Bro missed a hat trick of gimme’s


dokocha0216

he needs to be investigated for match fixing and i'm not even joking


thebokehwokeh

🇲🇦 topping the group is MADNESS


whiskeyinthejaar

Congratulations! Morocco by far been the best in that group. Is this the second time in history for Morocco to advance, correct?


Gogo-R6

Yes, and both times we topped our group lmao


astonv

You all absolutely deserved it. Great performances, good luck in the knockouts


Countbat

Now u get the runner up of the next group which is either Japan, Germany or Costa Rica


Azaghtooth

Easy teams ahead besides Costa Rica


Arctic_Chilean

Costa Rica is the dark horse in this WC 💪


ProBadDecisionMaker

I mean Spain is also a possibility, never know they could lose to Japan.


tschoerk

Or Spain


_SSJeffo_

COPPER GENERATION


Arctic_Chilean

🇨🇱 🤝 🇧🇪 Watching our golden generations fade away...


Differ_cr

At least we won something with them


Arctic_Chilean

Chile bicampeon!


Delta_FT

At least you got 2 cups out of it ^(at our expense:/)


Froggyspirits

Bronze generation*


_SSJeffo_

Don’t think they’re even worthy of bronze right now


honestlynotBG

Rust generation


pure_black99

Gol-done Generation


wrdb2007

As we all expected


Chronic-Shitposter

Group F indeed


skkkkkt

Yeah Morocco F ing them all


ForeverHotSpot

Welp Belgium's run is over. It's been a few fantastic years. See you in a few decades guys.


Any_Ingenuity_4390

ARREST LUKAKU.


aveniner

Canada - best WC side with 0 points I can remember. Shame really but they left decent impression


_tarla_

Eustáquio going down really killed the team.


maximus_96

Playing Hutchinson against Croatia hurt us more.


Konker101

couldnt keep up at all. looked like he was running with concrete shoes on


maximus_96

It was insane. I don't get this decision by Herdman at all. I respect Herdman a lot for what he did for the program and I'm not in the crowd that wants him out but man that decision was a head scratcher. You play against a midfield that has one of the best in the world along with 2 players that are really good and you go with mid, including Hutch? It was basically a 3 on 1 in the midfield. Insane stuff.


watanabelover69

It was a huge step forward even qualifying. We have some moments to be proud of, but the inexperience showed. Still proud of the boys.


acwilan

Should've ended with 3 points over Belgium with 1. But looking forward for the next one!


MattGeddon

That’s what the World Cup does to you! As others have said though, should be good experience before the next one at home.


Mustache_Bro

As you should! In the good times and bad times. You have to be there for your boys!


Arctic_Chilean

We could've tied the game against Belgium, if not won it. That missed penalty gonna haunt Davies for a long time. But it is clear that Canada is simply nowhere close to the level needed to compete with top CONMEBOL or UEFA teams.


patil-triplet

Very puzzling that Davies stepped up to take that considering David actually takes pens doesn’t he? Felt like a “best player in the side” move


Arctic_Chilean

Agreed! David should've definitely taken it, not Davies.


Aedan2016

It was decided by the players, they chose this payh


patil-triplet

I’ve been in those kind of groups before. The amount of influence Davies wields by being their best player and a legit world class talent means that it’s on him to give the pen to David. If he says, “I want it” I don’t think anyone really stands in his way


Jazzlike_Athlete8796

The difference between beating Belgium and losing was experience. The difference between at least drawing Morocco and losing was two mistakes in 10 seconds. Thin margins at this level. I think getting the goal at the start of the Croatia game will remove the sting for Davies. Even if we were dismantled after that.


ALLMIGHTYHYDE

They just didn't have tournament experience. The manager should keep this team together and try again in 4yrs.


Nightmenace21

And Belgium might be the worst team with 4 points that I can remember.


lolaya

Nah thats Poland


Yev_

We obviously lack quality in our squad, but overall we played fairly well. Probably deserved a point or two for our efforts, but that’s how it goes sometimes. Still awesome to see our country represented at a World Cup, and I’m hopeful that our national program can build off of this.


arseking15

We have a ways to go with our backline and keeping. World cup is cut throat, the goals we gave up today and a couple against croatia were just flat out comical


TheUrbanEast

Expectations were high for this Canada team and while I felt advancing was unlikely (although I never believed it impossible) I really felt we had the quality to get a Draw or a Win along the way. We wasted a chance against Belgium. We should have definitely squeaked out some sort of result. Our keeper let us down against Morocco as well. Both goals were avoidable. That could have been a Draw in all likelihood. Thrilled to see my country qualify for a World Cup for the first time in my life. So happy to see our first goal scored. But I genuinely feel we did not live up to our own expectations, or properly display what we have proven we are capable of. Great opportunity ahead of 2026 though. And topping CONCACAF qualifiers is something this group can be happy about. Lots of greatness in the future!


enterpriseF-love

*Watches Canada get slaughtered* Me after 36 years of waiting: eh at least we're getting slaughtered at a world cup :')


bettycrockerinmybum

Not that long ago we were losing to Haiti lmao. I’ll take this


chewbaccas_embrace69

Ya or losing 8-1 to Honduras during the 2014 qualifiers.


Brankin9

Meh they played great against Belgium and most of the Morocco game. Easily could have won both but that’s sports. Croatia though, that was a slaughter.


malushanks95

Lukaku man of the match for Croatia


hashoa6

End of era for Belgium


dave1992

Canada last and Croatia 2nd is something I'd expect.


calel8242

So happy for Morocco, great job by them to win a tough group.


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pounds

It's an old meme but it checks out


theestwald

Marrocos in 1st, just like everyone expected


Azaghtooth

Guess Eto'o knew, Cameroon going to destroy Brazil


Pokefreaker-san

Morocco on top who would've guess that?


dead_trim_mcgee1

Samuel Eto'o predicted them to make the final so he must be smiling very much right now


Random10187

Morocco top of the group! congrats! 🇲🇦


ezakuroy

Spain please throw against Japan to avoid Croatia and Brazil thanks


TejuinoHog

A Japan - Croatia and Morocco - Spain Ro16 would be way more interesting than a likely Spain - Croatia and Morocco - Germany


IwishIwasGoku

Morally Canada are 3rd. I will not be elaborating further.


arandomnumber1

LUKAKA!!!


BozePerkovic

Morocco is a fantastic team. Fucking hell im terrified about us probably playing spain.


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PonchoHung

And Belgium finished second if they themselves could finish lol


Cryptic_E

Did not expect Morocco to top a group with Croatia and Belgium but well deserved


KingDuderhino

Congrats 2 Morocco


Jwarrior521

Well, on to 2026. Hopefully we can have an actual back line and keeper next time. Also hard to score goals when your best goalscorer ghosts the tournament, but hopefully he learns from this and comes back better next time. We showed flashes of what we can be in the future hopefully.


Ceez92

My brackets are all kinds of fucked up now


HridaySharma9August

Gotta feel for Belgium it was the golden generations last chance at a major tourno


hokagesamatobirama

Morocco first. All of us were right.


Bazakastine

So happy for Morocco


jd158ug

Bravo Morocco 👏👏👏 Germany/Japan likely next?


skkkkkt

It’s weird how people are surprised by the Moroccan team, every player on that squad is a top player and good player in their respective clubs, why acting surprised, Morocco has already beaten Belgium in 2008 4-1


Takagixu

Who would have thought that Morocco top the group while the country, Belgium, forecasted to top the group is knockout instead


GolpeNarval

Morocco channeling their inner 2014's Costa Rica


-Mr_Punisher-

Hats off Morocco Topping the group having Belgium and Croatia is a immense feat.


coolassdude1

I am so stoked for Morocco! Always happy to see Africa do well on the world stage