Morocco will take on Georgia. The match will take place on Thursday, November 17th.
Morocco will be participating in the 2nd major tournament in a row. The Atlas Lions performed well at the continental level and were consistent. They were absent from the World Championships 20 years ago, between 1998 and 2018. Although the return was not spectacular, Russia’s team was able to participate in the group stage. Maybe it will get better. Bunu, Mazraoui Amrabat En-Nesiri, Ziyech, Bunu and Mazraoui are all top players for the Moroccans. They made it to the playoffs of Congo without any problems (1-1, 4). They lost to Egypt at CAN in the quarterfinals. The base will not be playing now, as the Croats will be clashing on the 23rd.
Georgia is determined to keep its unbeaten streak. Last October 2021, Crusaders lost to Sweden in the qualifying cycle. The qualifying cycle was completed with wins, including one over Sweden. They were able to win 16 out of 18 points in the League of Nations-2022 fights against Gibraltar and North Macedonia, which was a breakthrough. Kvaratskhelia’s year was particularly remarkable. He was still a promising talent in the spring. Now, he is a full-fledged Napoli star with a lot of assists and goals in both Serie A as well as the Champions League. Willy Sagnol now calls Khvicha. Gvilia and Khocholava were not invited, however, some of the more experienced players were. I was curious to find out if Parthenopeia’s midfielder is on Thursday’s schedule and for how long the French coach, who everyone knows as a great defender, plans to keep him on the field.
On Thursday night, the two national teams will face off in Sharjah for their first ever head-to-head match. The Moroccans should be more focused while the Georgians aren’t motivated. We wager on the victorious of the nominal arena hosts.
Prediction: Morocco to win.