Morocco vs Iran match is going to take place on 15th June 2018 in Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg. Morocco stands at no. 42 in FIFA ranking. On the other hand, Iran is currently enjoying the position of 36 on the ranking of FIFA. Morocco is the only African team who has qualified for Russian FIFA 2018 without even conceding a single goal while Iran was the first country to qualify as an Asian team for FIFA, 2018. The match between the two teams is going to be interesting as Morocco has a strong defensive line and work hard to defend even without conceding a goal. On the other hand, Iranian team likes to play strategically with continuous attacks and with a pretty aggressive strategy. This group B match is going to be at par level on Russian stage.
Herve Renard is the coach of the national Moroccan team but most of the advice comes from his assistant Patrice Beaumelle. Former midfielder of Coventry City Mustapha Hadji is also an inspirational figure for the team and shares the experience with the new generation to effectively break the sequence of attack from the opponent. In all six qualifying games, the Atlas Lions have been unbeaten, conceded no goal and scored 11 which sound pretty exciting for a team who got a chance in the FIFA Cup Russia, 2018 after twenty years. Under auspices of Renard, Hakim Ziyech has emerged as a star player. He has become extremely important midfielder for the team and breaking down the attacks and defending for every single goal. Achraf Hakim is a rising star in making and seems to flourish as he will vie for a starting spot with the fullback Nabil Dirar.
|Time||3:00 AM GMT|
|Channel||BBC, Sont LIV, SKY|
|Live Stream||Watch Here|
FIFA has given the official rights of broadcasting to many countries and companies for the live streaming of 2018 world cup matches on TV and radio. As far as Morocco and Iran’s match is concerned, FIFA has permitted Morocco’s National society of radio and TV (SNRT) to air world cup 2018. The match between Morocco and Iran will also be broadcasted by SNRT, KAN and beIN Sports in Morocco officially. In Iran, beIN Sports has been authorized for the official broadcasting of FIFA World Cup matches.
Morocco vs Iran Live streaming
The live streaming of the match between Iran and Morocco can be seen online for free. Just connect your VPN to the server and you can easily unblock any website and watch all the world cup streams in HD quality staying at home. The most amazing fact is that all these live streams are available free of cost. But there are some other VPNs like VyprVPN, NordVPN and express VPN who charge money for online streaming. In Morocco, SNRT is offering free online live streaming for its viewers of the FIFA matches. But if you want to stream live matches in the Middle East and Africa, beIN Sports is charging $11.23 for its live services.
Date, Time & TV Schedule
The event will be the third game of FIFA World Cup. Morocco vs Iran is scheduled for 15th June 2018. SBS will air the match at 11:00 AM ET from Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia.
Morocco vs Iran will telecast different countries in various network channel. Check some of the channel lists:
|United States||FOX Network, Telemundo|
|United Kingdom||The ITV Hub|
|Germany||ORF TV Live|
Iran is playing for the second consecutive time in the FIFA Cup which is a big achievement for the team. Carlos Queiroz, the former Portuguese coach is leading the Iranian team for the very first time in FIFA, 2018. With his deep-lying defense and reactive football strategy and quick counterattacks on opponents is the reason that Iran was the first Asian side to qualify for the biggest tournament. But it has been seen that Queiroz has changed his strategy in recent friendlies against Panama, Russia and Venezuela by adopting a very aggressive approach and pressing higher up the pitch in matches.
Morroco seems favorite for this match as the qualifying performance they have given so far, has been tremendous. Losing not a single match and conceding no goals shows the aptitude of the Atlas Lions to venture in the world cup. Morocco’s defensive line is very strong and that’s what makes them in a position to continue the momentum. In addition to it, they have Hakim Ziyech as the main defender who strategizes well for breaking the attack from opponents.
Masoud Shojaei and Ehsan Haji Safi have been added in the possible squad of 35 for FIFA 2018. Although they were banned previously for playing the match against Israel. Therefore, the Iranian team announced the squad, both of the banned players have been selected. On the other hand, Feyenoord’s Sofyan will make a debut for Morocco in FIFA, 2018. Manuel Da Costa could be missing because of his subsequent injuries during qualifiers. It looks like Striker Youssef El Arabi also will not be a part of the Moroccan teams this world cup.
Iran appears on its best for this match as it is the consecutive second year in the World Cup. Iran qualified for the match with 12 clean sheets consecutively. The Iranian team has many European players and Carlos is expecting to play them for their experience outside the homeland. Carlos’s aggressive strategy is going to help them dominate and win for the team. In two rounds for qualification stage, Iran went for 18 wins which lays the ground for a great win for Iran in FIFA, 2018 against Morocco.
Iran has never gone past the fourth round of World Cup final. Many Europe based players are in the Iranian team and Queiroz is showing the willingness to make those a part of the team who have played outside their homeland. The 23 years old, Sardar Azmoun is the star man of the Iranian football team. Though he struggled with his strategy in Russian Premier League but his record sets straight on international stage. He has a record for scoring goals at roughly 140 minutes. Reza Ghoochannejhad, the striker is another emerging star for Iran as he scored 19 times in the 2016-2017 Eredivisie. Saeed Ezatolahi, the midfielder has worked with a group of experienced players and has 23 international appearances for his country since 2015. He has made quite a breakthrough for Iranian Football team.
My prediction for the match between Morocco and Iran is that Iran is definitely going to win as their team is stronger and their defense is invincible as compared to Morocco. They seem to continue with the flow of qualifiers. They also have World cup experience from the last tournament which can work as an added advantage.
Iran vs. Morocco is going to be an interesting deal to watch for football fans as both teams are venturing in the event with the best performance in their respective regions.