MOROCCO WORLD CUP FOOTBALL TEAM

LAST 5
RESULTS

Opponent Score Date
DR Congo
L 29/03/2022
DR Congo
L 25/03/2022
Guinea
L 16/11/2021
Sudan
L 12/11/2021
Guinea
L 12/10/2021

WORLD CUP
QUALIFIERS TABLE

Club MP W D L GD Pts GF GA
BELBEL 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 0
HRVHRV 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
MARMAR 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
CANCAN 1 0 0 1 -1 0 0 1

MOrocco World Cup MATCH SCHEDULE

Group F

27/11/2022

Stadium

Belgium
Morocco

STARTS AT

14:00 GMT+0100

Al Thumama Stadium

Group F

01/12/2022

Stadium

Canada
Morocco

STARTS AT

16:00 GMT+0100

Al Thumama Stadium

14/12/2022

Stadium

France
Morocco

STARTS AT

20:00 GMT+0100

Al Bayt Stadium

MOrocco WORLD CUP team Squad

Morocco have historically produced one of the strongest African football nations, notably being the first national side from the continent to be ranked in the top 10 world rankings.

National team selectors are constantly scouting for players who are born in foreign countries who have Moroccan heritage, thus allowing them to play for the ‘Atlas Lions’ instead of their birth nation.

Notable examples include goalkeeper Yassine Bounou (Canada), defender Romain Saïss (France), midfielder Sofyan Amrabat (Netherlands) and attacking star Munir (Spain). This approach helped Morocco qualify rather comfortably for the 2022 World Cup Finals after defeating D.R. Congo 5-2 on aggregate in their final playoff eliminator.

Attacker

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17
Sofiane Boufal
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10
Munir El Haddadi
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19
Youssef En-Nesyri
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17
Achraf Bencharki
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14
Ayoub El Kaabi
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Soufiane Rahimi
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23
Ryan Mmaee
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9
Tarik Tissoudali

Midfielder

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16
Aymen Barkok
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7
Imrân Louza
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11
Fayçal Fajr
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21
Sofiane Alakouch
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4
Sofyan Amrabat
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Adel Taarabt
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15
Selim Amallah
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17
Zakaria Aboukhlal
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Ilias Chair
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Abdou Harroui
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Youssef Maleh
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Mohamed Chibi
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8
Azzedine Ounahi
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Yahya Jabrane

Defender

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3
Adam Masina
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Romain Saïss
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2
Achraf Hakimi
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5
Nayef Aguerd
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Jawad El Yamiq
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18
Soufiane Chakla
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Samy Mmaee
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Ayoub El Amloud
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Souffian El Karouani
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Yahia Attiyat Allah

Goalkeeper

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Bono
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12
Munir
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22
Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti
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Anas Zniti
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Sami Tlemcani

mOROCCO Football Team Coach

The man at the helm is Vahid Halilhodžić, an experienced Bosnian-born coach who has managed various clubs and nations since the early 1990s. The 70-year-olds résumé is a diverse one, showing spells at Lille, PSG, Trabzonspor, Al-Ittihad and Dinamo Zagreb, amongst others.

Not only is this Halilhodžić’s fourth job as an international manager – having previously taken charge of Ivory Coast, Algeria and Japan – it is his fourth time qualifying for the World Cup having also appeared at the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Finals. Morocco will hope he can use all this tournament experience to guide the team to the latter stages.

mOROCCO Football Team Captain

The current captain of Morocco is Romain Saïss, a defensive player who has collected nearly 60 caps for his country. Born in France, he qualifies for the national side due to his Moroccan father and made his first appearance in 2012.

WHO ARE Morocco’s top scorers?

Among Morocco’s national team, their top scorers are:

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Ayoub El Kaabi
WITH A TOTAL OF 5 GOALS
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Ryan Mmaee
WITH A TOTAL OF 4 GOALS
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Selim Amallah
WITH A TOTAL OF 2 GOALS

Which of Morocco’s players have the most assists?

Among Morocco’s national team, players with the most assists are:

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Ayoub El Kaabi
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Adam Masina
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Fayçal Fajr

all with 5 assists each.

Where is Adel Taarabt now?

The mercurial and highly-skilled Adel Taarabt is best known to UK fans after his time at QPR. Having moved to Benfica in 2015, he is still contracted to the club and made 42 appearances in the 2021/22 season. He’ll be looking to cement his place in the Morocco squad and make an impact at the 2022 World Cup either in the starting XI or from the bench.

Why did Hakim Ziyech retire from Morocco?

Star player Hakim Ziyech announced his retirement from national duty at the age of just 28 in a shock announcement back in February 2022. It seems the decision has come after a fall out with manager Vahid Halilhodžić, who himself is known for his uncompromising attitude. It remains unclear whether Ziyech will reverse his decision before the World Cup begins in November.

What is Morocco’s best World Cup performance?

Morocco’s best result in a World Cup Finals came in 1986 when they reached the Round of 16 stage, only being eliminated by a late Lothar Matthäus goal against West Germany. They also qualified for the last tournament at Russia ’18, but crashed out early after being drawn in a tough group with Spain and Portugal.