Morocco national football team is currently ranked 28th in the FIFA World Rankings (23 December 2021). This national team is known for its passionate fans, who keep on cheering for their favorite players, regardless of the result of the game.
The country has produced several famous players, including Abdelhak Nouri, Achraf Hakimi, and Mostafa Fathi, who have played in many leagues across Europe. One of the most successful national football teams in the world, Morocco has been a regular at the FIFA World Cup.
In fact, they were one of the first African nations to qualify for the tournament, when they got their first berth in 1986. Their performance since then has been nothing short of brilliant and as such, their fans continue to support them with fervor. The country also boasts many talented players in its national team.
History of the Morocco national football team
The Morocco national football team represents Morocco in international football. It is controlled by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, the governing body for football in Morocco. The national team is ranked 57th in the world and 2nd in Africa by FIFA. The team’s continental record in Africa is not very good, with only one win in nine matches at the Africa Cup of Nations, and they have only managed to qualify for one World Cup finals tournament. The team has also won one COSA.
Morocco is a country in North Africa. It is located on the northern edge of the Sahara Desert and it shares borders with Algeria, Tunisia, and the Atlantic Ocean. The country has a total area of 30,760 square kilometers. The capital city of Morocco is Rabat.
Morocco Football team info details
Some of the basic information about the team has given below.
The team’s Nickname: The Atlas Lions
Association: Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF)
Confederation: CAF (Africa)
Head Coach: Vahid Halilhodžić
Captain: Romain Saïss
Most Caps: Noureddine Naybet (115)
Top Scorer: Ahmed Faras (36)
FIFA Code: MAR
Home Stadium: Various
Current ranking: 28 Steady (23 December 2021)
Highest: 10 (April 1998)
Lowest: 95 (September 2010)
First international: Morocco 3 – 3 Iraq (Beirut, Lebanon; 19 October 1957)
Biggest win: Morocco 13–1 Saudi Arabia (Casablanca, Morocco; 6 September 1961)
World Cup Result
FIFA World Cup Appearances: 5 (first in 1970)
Best Result: Round of 16 (1986)
Africa Cup of Nations Appearance: 18 (first in 1972)
Best Result: Champions (1976).
Morocco national football team World Cup 2022 squads
The team was already selected to play FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar in the 32-team group with Croatia, Belgium, and Canada teams.
Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (Wydad AC)
Yassine Bounou (Sevilla)
Munir Mohamedi (Al Wehda).
Yahia Attiat – Allal(Wydad)
Badr Benoun(Qatar SC)
Achraf Hakimi (PSG)
Noussair Mazraoui (Bayern Munich)
Roman Saiss (Besiktas)
Nayef Aguerd (West Ham)
Jawad El Yamiq (Real Valladolid)
Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina)
Selim Amallah (Standard Liege)
Azzedine Ounahi (Angers)
Abderrazak Hamdallah(Al- Ittihad)
Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea)
Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla)
Abde Ezzalzouli (Osasuna)
Walid Cheddira( SSC Bari)
Morocco national football team jersey
The first color of the team is Red T-shirt and Green pants. Secondly, they choose a white color T-shirt with pants.
Morocco National Football team players
Morocco won their second title after a 2–0 win over Mali in the final of the Cameroon team, in February 2021. The team has selected already the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 and now let’s see the selected current squad given below.
|Players Name||Position||Club||Date of Birth (age)|
|Munir Mohamedi||GK (Goalkeeper)||Hatayspor||10 May 1989 (33)|
|Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti||GK||Wydad Casablanca||5 April 1996 (26)|
|Yassine Bounou||GK||Sevilla||5 April 1991 (31)|
|Samy Mmaee||DF (Defender)||Ferencváros||8 September 1996 (26)|
|Romain Saïss (Captain)||DF||Wolverhampton Wanderers||26 March 1990 (32)|
|Adam Masina||DF||Watford||2 January 1994 (28)|
|Nayef Aguerd||DF||Rennes||30 March 1996 (26)|
|Achraf Hakimi||DF||Paris Saint-Germain||4 November 1998 (24)|
|Sofiane Alakouch||DF||Metz||29 July 1998 (24)|
|Souffian El Karouani||DF||NEC||19 October 2000 (22)|
|Sofian Chakla||DF||OH Leuven||2 September 1993 (29)|
|Selim Amallah||MF (Mid-fielder)||Standard Liège||15 November 1996 (26)|
|Aymen Barkok||MF||Eintracht Frankfurt||21 May 1998 (24)|
|Sofyan Amrabat||MF||Fiorentina||21 August 1996 (26)|
|Fayçal Fajr||MF||Sivasspor||1 August 1988 (34)|
|Azzedine Ounahi||MF||Angers||19 April 2000 (22)|
|Imran Louza||MF||Watford||1 May 1999 (23)|
|Ilias Chair||MF||Queens Park Rangers||30 October 1997 (25)|
|Zakaria Aboukhlal||FW (Forward)||AZ||18 February 2000 (22)|
|Ryan Mmaee||FW||Ferencvárosi||1 November 1997 (24)|
|Ayoub El Kaabi||FW||Hatayspor||25 June 1993 (29)|
|Sofiane Boufal||FW||Angers||17 September 1993 (29)|
|Youssef En-Nesyri||FW||Sevilla||1 June 1997 (25)|
Failure to succeed in the FIFA World Cup 1990 opened a period of disaster. In the African Cup of Nations 1992, the team was removed in the 1st round. Already, I have written details about the Morocco National Football team details.