World Cup Daily: Can Morocco Cause A Huge Upset Against France?

The final two round of 16 clashes get underway on Tuesday
18:01, 07 Aug 2023

Colombia take on Jamaica and France face Morocco in Tuesday’s Fifa World Cup round of 16 clashes. We await to see which two teams will be progressing to the quarter-finals. Here is all you need to know about these two cracking ties.

Colombia v Jamaica 

Where: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne 

When: 9am (BST)/ 6pm (AEST)


Referee: Kate Jacewicz (Australia)

Last meeting: Jamaica 0-2 Colombia (PASO Women’s Pan American Games, 2019)

Colombia’s’ group stage results: 2-0 win v South Korea, 1-2 win v Germany, 1-0 loss v Morocco

Jamaica’s group stage results: 0-0 draw v France, 0-1 win v Panama, 0-0 draw v Brazil

Colombia pulled off an incredible upset over two-time champions Germany in the group stage and they came away as Group H winners with two victories from three games. Bright teenage forward Linda Caicedo already has two goals to her name this tournament, can she grab a third against the Reggae Girls?

Jamaica have made history by qualifying for the knockout stage at the World Cup for the very first time in their history and they have shown that they are a difficult team to play against. Their two clean sheets against France and Brazil have been particularly impressive. It highlights just how organised they are and how they like to frustrate their opponents.

Betfred odds: Colombia EVS, Jamaica 11/4, Draw 2/1

Sportsman stat: Colombia scored four goals in the group stage, as many in their previous two appearances combined. 

France v Morocco

Where: Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide

When: 12pm (BST)/ 8:30pm (ACST)

TV: BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website

Referee: Tori Penso (USA)

Last meeting: N/A

France's group stage results: 0-0 draw v Jamaica, 2-1 win v Brazil, 3-6 win v Panama

Morocco’s group stage results: 3-0 win v Vietnam, 1-1 draw v Netherlands, 0-0 draw v Portugal

Group F winners France only dropped points against Jamaica in an impressive group stage campaign. Morocco are following in the footsteps of their male counterparts in making history at the World Cup. Their victory over Colombia and Germany’s draw with South Korea saw them qualify for the knockout stage in their debut finals campaign. This tournament has had a habit of some shocks so far with four top-10 nations in Germany, Brazil, Canada and USA all getting eliminated before the quarter-finals stage. Can Morocco add France to this list on Tuesday?

Betfred odds: France 1/9, Morocco 14/1, Draw 6/1

Sportsman stat: Morocco are just the second African nation to reach the knockout stage of the World Cup in their debut campaign, after Cameroon in 2015, who lost 1-0 to China in the round of 16

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