June 23, 2018 / 3:04 PM / 5 months ago

FACTBOX-Soccer-Spain v Morocco

    By Richard Martin
    ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 23 (Reuters) - Spain take on Morocco in
their final World Cup Group B match on Monday.
    
    Where: Rostov Arena, Rostov
    Capacity: 45,000
    When: Monday June 25, 2100 local (1800 GMT/2 PM ET)
    Referee: To be announced
    
    Key stats:
    * Morocco have been eliminated from the World Cup after
losing 1-0 to Iran and 1-0 to Portugal.
    * Spain have not lost a game since losing to Italy in the
last 16 of Euro 2016 and are unbeaten in their last 22.
    * Diego Costa, who has netted three times in two World Cup
games, has scored nine goals in his last nine starts for Spain.
    * Spain, on four points after drawing 3-3 with Portugal and
beating Iran 1-0, need a draw to progress to the last 16 but
will be looking to win and outscore Portugal, who face Iran, in
order to finish top of Group B on goal difference.
    * If Iran beat Portugal they will reach the knockout stage
at the European champions' expense. 
    * If Portugal and Spain win their final games by the same
scoreline, top spot will be determined by which team has the
cleaner disciplinary record, with Spain currently on one yellow
card to Portugal's two.
    *If Spain qualify, they will play either Russia or Uruguay
in the last 16.

             MP    W      D     L     GF    GA   +/-  PTS
 SPAIN       2     1      1     0     4     3    1    4
 PORTUGAL    2     1      1     0     4     3    1    4
 IRAN        2     1      0     1     1     1    0    3
 MOROCCO     2     0      0     2     0     2    -2   0
    Previous meetings: Spain and Morocco have not met since they
faced each other in an intercontinental playoff tie to qualify
for the 1962 World Cup. Spain won the first leg away from home
1-0, grabbing a 3-2 victory in the second.

 (Reporting by Richard Martin
Editing by Christian Radnedge)
  
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