Who do Spain play in the World Cup Round of 16? Knockout opposition, date, time, early odds and history

By | December 1, 2022

Spain will take on Morocco in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 after a chaotic finish to their group-stage campaign on Thursday.

At one stage, Luis Enrique’s side looked to be crashing out courtesy of defeat to Japan, but they were spared that embarrassment by Germany’s comeback against Costa Rica.

However, having started the day on top, La Roja only managed to secure passage as runners-up behind the Samurai Blue, which means they will now face Group F winners Morocco.

The North Africans ensured they came out on top of a group also containing Croatia and Belgium by beating Canada 2-1 in their final group match.

Here’s all the match details for the sides’ Round of 16 clash, including TV information, kickoff time, betting odds and historical meetings between the two nations.

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When is Morocco vs Spain?

Morocco and Spain will face off in the Round of 16 at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan on Tuesday, December 6, with kickoff at 18:00 local time in Qatar.

Here’s how that translates into time zones across some of the world’s major territories. 

  Kickoff time
Qatar 18:00 (local)
USA 10:00 ET
Canada 10:00 ET
UK 15:00 GMT
Australia 02:00 AEDT*
India 20:30 IST
Hong Kong 23:00 HKT
Malaysia 23:00 MYT
Singapore 23:00 SGT
New Zealand 04:00 NZDT*

* Following Day (Wednesday, Dec. 7)