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Morocco national football team
Nickname(s) أُسُودالأطلس

(Lions of the Atlas)

Association Royal Moroccan Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Flag of None Vacant
Captain Medhi Benatia
Most caps Abdelmajid Dolmy (142)
Top scorer Ahmed Faras (42)
Ground Stade de Marrakech
FIFA code MAR
FIFA ranking 41 Increase 1 (7 June 2018)
Highest FIFA ranking 10 (April 1998)
Lowest FIFA ranking 95 (September 2010)
Elo ranking 43 Steady (20 June 2018)
Highest Elo ranking 17 (December 1998)
Lowest Elo ranking 81 (May 2013)
First international Morocco.png Morocco 3–3 Iraq Flag of Iraq.png
(Beirut, Lebanon; 19 October 1957)
Biggest win Morocco.png Morocco 13–1 Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia.png
(Casablanca, Morocco; 6 September 1961)
Biggest defeat Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 6–1 Morocco Morocco.png
(Tokyo, Japan; 11 October 1964)
World Cup appearances 5 (First in 1970)
Best result Round of 16, 1986
Africa Cup of Nations appearances 16 (First in 1972)
Best result Winners, 1976
Morocco 2018 HomeMorocco 2018 Away


The Morocco national football team, nicknamed "Lions of the Atlas" (Arabic: أسود الأطلس‎ / Irzem n Atlasi), is the national association football team of Morocco and is controlled by Royal Moroccan Football Federation, the government body for football in Morocco. It is currently managed by Hervé Renard.

Results and fixtures

2017

2018 WCQ 1 September 2017 Morocco Morocco.png 6–0 Flag of Mali.png Mali Rabat, Morocco  
21:00 UTC+01:00 Ziyech Soccerball 19' (pen.)61'
Boutaïb Soccerball 27'
Hakimi Soccerball 72'
Fajr Soccerball 86'
Mahi Soccerball 88'
Report (CAF)
Report (FIFA)
Stadium: Stade Moulay Abdellah
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Sidi Alioum (Cameroon)
2018 WCQ 5 September 2017 Mali Flag of Mali.png 0–0 Morocco.png Morocco Bamako, Mali  
20:00 UTC+01:00 Report (CAF)
Report (FIFA)
Stadium: Stade du 26 Mars
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Hamada Nampiandraza (Madagascar)
2018 WCQ 7 October 2017 Morocco Morocco.png 3–0 Flag of Gabon.png Gabon Casablanca, Morocco  
20:00 UTC+01:00 Boutaïb Soccerball 38'56'72' Report (CAF)
Report (FIFA)
Stadium: Stade Mohamed V
Referee: Victor Gomes (South Africa)
Friendly 10 October 2017 South Korea South Korea.png 1–3 Morocco.png Morocco Biel/Bienne, Switzerland  
14:30 UTC+01:00 Son Soccerball 66' (pen.) Report Tannane Soccerball 7'11'
Haddad Soccerball 46'
Stadium: Tissot Arena
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Alain Durieux (Luxembourg)
2018 WCQ 11 November 2017 Ivory Coast Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.png 0–2 Morocco.png Morocco Abidjan, Ivory Coast  
17:30 UTC+00:00 Report (CAF)
Report (FIFA)
Dirar Soccerball 25'
Benatia Soccerball 30'
Stadium: Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)

2018

Friendly 23 March 2018 (2018-03-23) Serbia Flag of Serbia.png 1–2 Morocco.png Morocco Turin, Italy  
20:30 UTC+1 Tadić Soccerball 37' Report Ziyech Soccerball 29' (pen.)
Boutaïb Soccerball 40'
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
Attendance: 15,700
Referee: Marco Guida (Italy)
Friendly 27 March 2018 Morocco Morocco.png 2–0 Flag of Uzbekistan.gif Uzbekistan Casablanca, Morocco  
20:00 UTC+1 El Kaabi Soccerball 4'
da Costa Soccerball 43'
Report Stadium: Stade Mohammed V
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Maguette Ndiaye (Senegal)
Friendly 31 May 2018 Morocco Morocco.png 0–0 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Geneva, Switzerland  
20:00 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Stade de Genève
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)
Friendly 4 June 2018 Morocco Morocco.png 2–1 Slovakia.png Slovakia Geneva, Switzerland  
20:00 UTC+2 El Kaabi Soccerball 64'
Belhanda Soccerball 74'
Report Greguš Soccerball 59' Stadium: Stade de Genève
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Lionel Tschudi (Switzerland)
Friendly 9 June 2018 Estonia Flag of Estonia.svg 1–3 Morocco.png Morocco Tallinn, Estonia  
19:00 UTC+3 Purje Soccerball 76' Report Belhanda Soccerball 11'
Ziyech Soccerball 38' (pen.)
En-Nesyri Soccerball 72'
Stadium: A. Le Coq Arena
Attendance: 4,756
Referee: Marius Avram (Romania)
2018 World Cup 15 June 2018 Morocco Morocco.png 0–1 Iran.png Iran Saint Petersburg, Russia  
18:00 UTC+3 Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Bouhaddouz Soccerball 90+5' (o.g.) Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
Attendance: 62,548
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
2018 World Cup 20 June 2018 Portugal Flag of Portugal.gif 1–0 Morocco.png Morocco Moscow, Russia  
15:00 UTC+3 Ronaldo Soccerball 4' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium
Attendance: 78,011
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
2018 World Cup 25 June 2018 Spain Flag of Spain.png v Morocco.png Morocco Kaliningrad, Russia  
20:00 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Kaliningrad Stadium
2019 AFCONQ 7 September 2018 Morocco Morocco.png v Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi Morocco  
Report
2019 AFCONQ 10 October 2018 Morocco Morocco.png v Flag of the Comoros.png Comoros Morocco  
Report
2019 AFCONQ 13 October 2018 Comoros Flag of the Comoros.png v Morocco.png Morocco Comoros  
Report
2019 AFCONQ 16 November 2018 Morocco Morocco.png v Flag of Cameroon.png Cameroon Morocco  
Report

2019

2019 AFCONQ 22 March 2019 Malawi Flag of Malawi.svg v Morocco.png Morocco Malawi  
Report

Squad

Current squad

  • The following 23 players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup:
  • Match date: 15 - 20 – 25 June 2018
  • Opposition: Iran.png Iran, Flag of Portugal.gif Portugal and Flag of Spain.png Spain
  • Caps and goals are correct as of 20 June 2018, after the match against Portugal.
# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Yassine Bounou 5 April 1991 (1991-04-05) (age 29) 11 0 Flag of Spain Girona
12 1GK Munir Mohamedi 10 May 1989 (1989-05-10) (age 31) 29 0 Flag of Spain Numancia
22 1GK Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti 5 April 1996 (1996-04-05) (age 24) 2 0 Morocco IR Tanger
2 2DF Achraf Hakimi 4 November 1998 (1998-11-04) (age 21) 12 1 Flag of Spain Real Madrid
3 2DF Hamza Mendyl 21 October 1997 (1997-10-21) (age 22) 13 0 Flag of France Lille
4 2DF Manuel da Costa 6 May 1986 (1986-05-06) (age 34) 30 1 Flag of Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir
5 2DF Medhi Benatia (Captain) 17 April 1987 (1987-04-17) (age 33) 59 2 Flag of Italy Juventus
6 2DF Romain Saïss 26 March 1990 (1990-03-26) (age 30) 27 1 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
17 2DF Nabil Dirar 25 February 1986 (1986-02-25) (age 34) 35 3 Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe
7 3MF Hakim Ziyech 19 March 1993 (1993-03-19) (age 27) 20 9 Netherlands Ajax
8 3MF Karim El Ahmadi 27 January 1985 (1985-01-27) (age 35) 52 1 Netherlands Feyenoord
10 3MF Younès Belhanda 25 February 1990 (1990-02-25) (age 30) 49 5 Flag of Turkey Galatasaray
11 3MF Fayçal Fajr 1 August 1988 (1988-08-01) (age 32) 24 2 Flag of Spain Getafe
14 3MF Mbark Boussoufa (Vice-captain) 15 August 1984 (1984-08-15) (age 36) 61 7 Flag of the United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
15 3MF Youssef Aït Bennasser 7 July 1996 (1996-07-07) (age 24) 14 0 Flag of France Caen
16 3MF Nordin Amrabat 31 March 1987 (1987-03-31) (age 33) 46 4 Flag of Spain Leganés
18 3MF Amine Harit 18 June 1997 (1997-06-18) (age 23) 7 0 Germany Schalke 04
21 3MF Sofyan Amrabat 21 August 1996 (1996-08-21) (age 24) 7 0 Netherlands Feyenoord
23 3MF Mehdi Carcela-González 1 July 1989 (1989-07-01) (age 31) 21 1 Belgium Standard Liège
9 4FW Ayoub El Kaabi 26 June 1993 (1993-06-26) (age 27) 12 11 Morocco RS Berkane
13 4FW Khalid Boutaïb 24 April 1987 (1987-04-24) (age 33) 19 7 Flag of Turkey Yeni Malatyaspor
19 4FW Youssef En-Nesyri 1 June 1997 (1997-06-01) (age 23) 16 2 Flag of Spain Málaga
20 4FW Aziz Bouhaddouz 29 January 1987 (1987-01-29) (age 33) 16 3 Germany St. Pauli

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 8 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Badr Banoun 30 September 1993 (1993-09-30) (age 26) 9 1 Morocco Raja Casablanca 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Oualid El Hajjam 19 February 1991 (1991-02-19) (age 29) 1 0 Flag of France Amiens 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Mohamed Nahiri 29 October 1990 (1990-10-29) (age 29) 11 0 Morocco Wydad Casablanca v. Flag of Uzbekistan.gif Uzbekistan, 27 March 2018
DF Fouad Chafik 16 October 1986 (1986-10-16) (age 33) 10 0 Flag of France Dijon v. Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.png Ivory Coast, 11 November 2017
DF Jawad El Yamiq 29 February 1992 (1992-02-29) (age 28) 13 4 Flag of Italy Genoa v. Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.png Ivory Coast, 11 November 2017 PRE
MF Noussair Mazraoui 14 November 1997 (1997-11-14) (age 22) 0 0 Netherlands Ajax 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Sofiane Boufal 17 September 1993 (1993-09-17) (age 27) 6 0 England Southampton v. Flag of Uzbekistan.gif Uzbekistan, 27 March 2018
MF Salaheddine Saidi 6 February 1987 (1987-02-06) (age 33) 6 0 Morocco Wydad Casablanca v. Flag of Uzbekistan.gif Uzbekistan, 27 March 2018
MF Zakaria Labyad 9 March 1993 (1993-03-09) (age 27) 4 0 Netherlands Ajax v. Flag of Uzbekistan.gif Uzbekistan, 27 March 2018
MF Yassin Ayoub 6 March 1994 (1994-03-06) (age 26) 0 0 Netherlands Utrecht v. Flag of Uzbekistan.gif Uzbekistan, 27 March 2018
MF Ismail Haddad 3 August 1990 (1990-08-03) (age 30) 12 2 Morocco Wydad Casablanca v. Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.png Ivory Coast, 11 November 2017 PRE
FW Yacine Bammou 11 September 1991 (1991-09-11) (age 29) 7 1 Flag of France Nantes v. Flag of Uzbekistan.gif Uzbekistan, 27 March 2018
FW Walid Azaro 6 October 1995 (1995-10-06) (age 24) 5 0 Flag of Egypt Al Ahly v. Flag of Uzbekistan.gif Uzbekistan, 27 March 2018
FW Rachid Alioui 28 June 1992 (1992-06-28) (age 28) 9 2 Flag of France Nîmes v. Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.png Ivory Coast, 11 November 2017
FW Achraf Bencharki 24 September 1994 (1994-09-24) (age 26) 8 1 Flag of Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal v. Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.png Ivory Coast, 11 November 2017
FW Mimoun Mahi 13 March 1994 (1994-03-13) (age 26) 2 1 Netherlands Groningen v. Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.png Ivory Coast, 11 November 2017

SUS Player is suspended
INJ Did not make it to the current squad due to injury
DEC Player declined the call-up to the squad
PRE Preliminary squad / standby

Current technical staff

Position Name
Head coach Flag of France Hervé Renard
Assistant coach Flag of France Patrice Beaumelle
Assistant coach Morocco Mustapha Hadji
Goalkeeping coach Flag of France Philippe Sence
Fitness coach Flag of France Grégory Dupont
Sporting director Morocco Aziz Bouderbala

Honours

Winner (1): 1976
Runners-up (1): 2004
Third place (1): 1980
Champions (1): 2012
Champions (1): 2018

External links

Morocco national football team
Morocco Morocco
Moroccan competitions · Moroccan Coaches · Moroccan players · Moroccan Stadiums
Morocco national football team


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Morocco national football team
Morocco – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Bounou 2. Achraf 3. Mendyl 4. Da Costa 5. Benatia (c) 6. Saïss 7. Ziyech 8. El Ahmadi 9. El Kaabi 10. Belhanda 11. Fajr 12. Munir 13. Boutaïb 14. Boussoufa 15. Aït Bennasser 16. N. Amrabat 17. Dirar 18. Harit 19. En-Nesyri 20. Bouhaddouz 21. S. Amrabat 22. Tagnaouti 23. Carcela

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