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Morocco determined to beat Spain – Renard

Portugal v Morocco: Group B - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
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Morocco boss Herve Renard has revealed that the squad are determined to end their disappointing World Cup campaign on a high by beating Spain in their final match

The Atlas Lions have been largely unfortunate at Russia after losing their opening game against Iran due to a 95th-minute own goal and later losing their second match against Portugal 1-0, despite having been the better side.

Morocco were the first team to be confirmed as eliminated from the World Cup, but Renard is hopeful that they can still spring a surprise in their final Group B game against 2010 world champions Spain today.

“We will finish against Spain and we will try to finish with flying colours,” said Renard, according to Goal.

“It is unjust we are already out before these third matches, but we have to accept reality and concentrate on this third game and to save our honour since this is all that is left to us.

“We have to force ourselves to find something to fight for. I hope we will be galvanised by what has been inflicted on us, and this is what I will try to tell my players.”

The encounter will be hosted at the Kaliningrad Stadium at 20:00 (GMT +2).