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World Cup Morocco Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Morocco Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Morocco returns to the World Cup in 2018 after 20 years and they are highly motivated for the Word Cup 2018. They are in fine fettle and like to play strong and aggressive football in defending. Fast counterattacks with Medhi Benatia's organisation will be their main objective for the first matches. Here's everything you need to know about the team:

Morocco qualified for the World Cup after topping the CAF third round Group C. But this tournament is much stronger and they will have to play much better if want to go through. They are unbeaten throughout the entire qualification process on the CAF, and finished qualification campaign without conceding. But situation in the Group B is pretty clear and in group with Spain, Portugal and Iran, they are going to need a huge upset to get through.

FIFA Ranking: 42

Morocco World Cup 2018

Morocco Coach

HERVÉ RENARD - He took charge of Morocco in 2016

Morocco Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
Mounir El Kajoui (Numancia, Spain), Yassine Bounou (Girona, Spain), Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti (Ittihad Tanger)

DEFENDERS:
Mehdi Benatia (Juventus, Italy), Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England), Manuel Da Costa (Basaksehir, Turkey), Badr Benoun (Raja Casablanca), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid, Spain), Hamza Mendyl (Lille, France)

MIDFIELDERS:
M'bark Boussoufa (Al Jazira, UAE), Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord, Netherlands), Youssef Ait Bennasser (Caen, France), Sofyan Amrabat (Feyenoord, Netherlands), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray, Turkey), Faycal Fajr (Getafe, Spain), Amine Harit (Schalke, Germany)

FORWARDS:
Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor, Turkey), Aziz Bouhaddouz (St. Pauli, Germany), Ayoub El Kaabi (Renaissance Berkane), Nordin Amrabat (Leganes, Spain), Mehdi Carcela (Standard de Liege, Belgium), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax, Netherlands)

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Morocco Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

Morocco
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS)7-3-0
GOALS SCORED19
GOALS CONCEDED5
TOTAL GOALS24
OVER 1.5 GOALS8
OVER 2.5 GOALS5
OVER 3.5 GOALS3
UNDER 1.5 GOALS2
UNDER 2.5 GOALS5
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE5
CLEAN SHEETS5
YELLOWS12
REDS0

Morocco World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 4
Semifinals: 0
Best finish: Round of 16 on World Cup 1986
Last World Cup: 1998

Morocco World Cup 2018 Matches

June 15 - Morocco vs. Iran
June 20 - Morocco vs. Portugal
June 25 - Morocco vs. Spain

Morocco Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

Anything can happens on the World Cup 2018, but looks like Morocco don't have many chances to reach Round of 16. If they want to have any chances for the knockout stage then must beat Iran and draw against Spain or Portugal. It will be a truly hard job, but they are in good run and all players are highly motivated for this tournament.

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