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Morocco
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Nickname(s) اسودالأطلس
(Lions of the Atlas)
Association Fédération Royale
Marocaine de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Hassan Moumen
Captain Youssef Safri
Most caps Abdel Majid Dolmi (124)
Top scorer Salaheddine Bassir (27)
Home stadium Stade Moulay Abdellah
FIFA code MAR
FIFA ranking 67
Highest FIFA ranking 10 (April 1998)
Lowest FIFA ranking 67 (November 2009)
Elo ranking T 61
Highest Elo ranking 17 (1999)
Lowest Elo ranking 61 (November 2009)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
First international
Morocco Morocco 3 - 3 Iraq Iraq
(Lebanon; 19 October 1957)
Biggest win
Morocco Morocco 13 - 1 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Flag Variant (1938).svg
(Morocco; 6 September 1961)
World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 1970)
Best result Round 2, 1986
African Nations Cup
Appearances 13 (First in 1972)
Best result Winners, 1976

The Morocco national football team (Arabic: منتخب المغرب لكرة القدم‎), nicknamed أسود الأطلس (Lions of the Atlas), is the national team of Morocco and is controlled by the Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football. They were the first African team to win a group at the World Cup, which they did in 1986, finishing ahead of Portugal, Poland, and England. They were also the first African team to make it to second round barely losing to eventual runner-ups West Germany 1-0 in 1986. They also came within two minutes of moving out of the group stage of the the 1998 World Cup, Kjetil Rekdal's late winning goal for Norway against Brazil eliminating them.

Morocco won the African Nations Cup in 1976.

Contents

World Cup record

African Nations Cup record

  • 1957 - Did not enter
  • 1959 - Did not enter
  • 1962 - Withdrew
  • 1963 - Did not qualify
  • 1965 - Did not enter
  • 1968 - Did not qualify
  • 1970 - Did not qualify
  • 1972 - Round 1
  • 1974 - Did not qualify
  • 1976 - Gold medal icon.svg Champions
  • 1978 - Round 1
  • 1980 - Bronze medal icon.svg Third place
  • 1982 - Did not qualify
 

Results over the last 12 months

Date Home Team Score Away Team
19 November 2008  Morocco 3-0 Zambia 
11 February 2009  Morocco 0-0 Czech Republic 
28 March 2009  Morocco 1-2 Gabon 
31 March 2009  Angola 0-2 Morocco 
7 June 2009  Cameroon 0-0 Morocco 
20 June 2009  Morocco 0-0 Togo 
12 August 2009  Morocco 1-1 Congo 
7 September 2009  Togo 1-1 Morocco 
10 October 2009  Gabon 3-1 Morocco 
14 November 2009  Morocco 0-2 Cameroon 

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Current squad

The following players were called up for match against Cameroon on 14 November 2009.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Nadir Lamyaghri February 13, 1976 (1976-02-13) (age 34) 28 0 Morocco Wydad Casablanca
GK Karim Zaza January 5, 1975 (1975-01-05) (age 35) 5 0 Denmark AaB
GK Karim Fegrouch February 14, 1982 (1982-02-14) (age 28) 2 0 Morocco Wydad Casablanca
DF Mehdi Benatia April 17, 1987 (1987-04-17) (age 22) 7 0 Italy Udinese
DF Mohammed Oulhaj January 6, 1988 (1988-01-06) (age 22) 1 0 Morocco Raja Casablanca
DF Chakib Benzoukane August 7, 1986 (1986-08-07) (age 23) 1 0 Bulgaria Levski Sofia
DF Issam El Adoua September 12, 1986 (1986-09-12) (age 23) 1 0 France Lens
DF Khalid Sekkat May 12, 1984 (1984-05-12) (age 25) 0 0 Morocco Wydad Casablanca
DF Zakaria Zerouali May 24, 1978 (1978-05-24) (age 31) 1 0 Morocco Raja Casablanca
DF Mourad Ainy February 11, 1980 (1980-02-11) (age 30) 6 0 Morocco Kawkab Marrakech
MF Adil Hermach June 27, 1986 (1986-06-27) (age 23) 2 0 France Lens
MF Karim El Ahmadi October 27, 1985 (1985-10-27) (age 24) 8 1 Netherlands Feyenoord
MF Issam Erraki May 1, 1981 (1981-05-01) (age 28) 1 0 Morocco FAR Rabat
MF Adel Taarabt May 24, 1989 (1989-05-24) (age 20) 6 3 England Tottenham Hotspur
MF Nabil Dirar February 25, 1986 (1986-02-25) (age 24) 5 0 Belgium Club Brugge
MF Mohammed Chihani September 13, 1982 (1982-09-13) (age 27) 0 0 Morocco Maghreb Fez
MF Ahmed Demyani February 13, 1984 (1984-02-13) (age 26) 0 0 Morocco Difaa El Jadida
FW Hicham Aboucherouane April 20, 1981 (1981-04-20) (age 28) 27 5 Saudi Arabia Ittihad Jeddah
FW Nabil Baha October 12, 1981 (1981-10-12) (age 28) 19 4 Spain Málaga
FW Mustapha Allaoui May 30, 1983 (1983-05-30) (age 26) 1 0 France Guingamp
FW Omar Najdi October 24, 1986 (1986-10-24) (age 23) 0 0 Morocco Raja Casablanca
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Recent call-ups

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Khalid Askri (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) March 20, 1981 (1981-03-20) (age 28) 0 0 Morocco FAR Rabat
GK Issam Badda (friendly v. Benin, August 30, 2008) May 10, 1983 (1983-05-10) (age 26) 0 0 Morocco Ittihad Khemisset
GK Mohammed Amsif (friendly v. Oman, September 6, 2008) February 7, 1989 (1989-02-07) (age 21) 0 0 Germany Schalke 04
GK Brahim Zaari (friendly v. Angola, 31 March 2009) October 12, 1989 (1989-10-12) (age 20) 0 0 Netherlands Den Bosch
DF Youssef Rabeh (friendly v. Zambia, November 18, 2008) April 28, 1985 (1985-04-28) (age 24) 2 0 Russia Anzhi Makhachkala
DF Amin Erbati (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) July 7, 1981 (1981-07-07) (age 28) 37 0 Morocco Moghreb Tétouan
DF Abdeslam Ouaddou (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) November 1, 1978 (1978-11-01) (age 31) 58 3 France Nancy
DF Michaël Chrétien Basser (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) July 10, 1984 (1984-07-10) (age 25) 23 0 France Nancy
DF Hicham Mahdoufi (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) August 5, 1983 (1983-08-05) (age 26) 13 1 Morocco Olympique Khouribga
DF Jamal Alioui (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) June 2, 1982 (1982-06-02) (age 27) Switzerland Sion
DF Youssef Tourabi (friendly v. Oman, September 6, 2008) April 18, 1989 (1989-04-18) (age 20) 1 0 Morocco Wydad Casablanca
DF Talal El Karkouri (WCQ v. Gabon, March 28, 2009) July 8, 1976 (1976-07-08) (age 33) Qatar Qatar SC
DF Youssef El-Akchaoui (friendly v. Czech Republic, February 11, 2009) February 18, 1981 (1981-02-18) (age 29) 2 0 Netherlands NEC
DF Badr El Kaddouri (WCQ v. Togo, June 20, 2009) January 31, 1981 (1981-01-31) (age 29) 33 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
DF Hoalid Regragui (WCQ v. Togo, June 20, 2009) September 23, 1975 (1975-09-23) (age 34) 44 1 France Grenoble
DF Hassan El Mouataz (WCQ v. Togo, June 20, 2009) September 12, 1981 (1981-09-12) (age 28) Belgium Lokeren
DF Salaheddine Sbai (WCQ v. Mauritania, October 11, 2008) August 21, 1985 (1985-08-21) (age 24) 2 0 France Nîmes
DF Chemcedine El Araichi (friendly v. Angola, March 31, 2009) May 18, 1981 (1981-05-18) (age 28) 3 0 Hungary Győri ETO
MF Soufiane Benzouine (friendly v. Benin, August 30, 2008) August 11, 1986 (1986-08-11) (age 23) 1 0 Belgium Eupen
MF Younes Menkari (WCQ v. Togo, June 20. 2009) January 28, 1983 (1983-01-28) (age 27) 1 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittifaq
MF Yacine Abdessadki (friendly v. Zambia, November 18, 2008) January 1, 1981 (1981-01-01) (age 29) Germany Freiburg
MF Rafik Abdessamad (WCQ v. Togo, June 20, 2009) April 8, 1982 (1982-04-08) (age 27) 2 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Wahda
MF Youssef Safri (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) January 3, 1977 (1977-01-03) (age 33) 75 8 Qatar Qatar SC
MF Houssine Kharja (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) November 9, 1982 (1982-11-09) (age 27) 58 5 Italy Genoa
MF Kamel Chafni (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) June 11, 1982 (1982-06-11) (age 27) 4 0 France Auxerre
MF Mbark Boussoufa (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) August 15, 1984 (1984-08-15) (age 25) 14 1 Belgium Anderlecht
MF Youssouf Hadji (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) February 25, 1980 (1980-02-25) (age 30) 46 14 France Nancy
MF Jaouad Zairi (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) April 14, 1982 (1982-04-14) (age 27) 32 10 Greece Olympiacos
MF Rachid Hamdani (WCQ v. Togo, September 7, 2009) April 8, 1985 (1985-04-08) (age 24) 2 0 France Clermont
MF Mohammed Berrabeh (WCQ v. Togo, September 7, 2009) December 12, 1986 (1986-12-12) (age 23) 0 0 Morocco Wydad Casablanca
MF Nabil El Zhar (WCQ v. Gabon, March 28, 2009) August 27, 1986 (1986-08-27) (age 23) 8 2 England Liverpool
MF Abderrahmane Kabous (friendly v. Congo, Augsut 12, 2009) April 24, 1983 (1983-04-24) (age 26) 7 0 Spain Real Murcia
MF Tarik Sektioui (friendly v. Zambia, November 18, 2008) May 13, 1977 (1977-05-13) (age 32) 18 5 United Arab Emirates Ajman Club
MF Merouane Zemmama (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) October 7, 1983 (1983-10-07) (age 26) 6 1 Scotland Hibernian
FW Adil Chihi (friendly v. Benin, August 30, 2008) February 21, 1988 (1988-02-21) (age 22) 1 0 Germany Köln
FW Moncef Zerka (friendly v. Benin, August 30, 2008) August 30, 1981 (1981-08-30) (age 28) 12 3 France Nantes
FW Bouchaib El Moubarki (friendly v. Benin, August 30, 2008) January 12, 1978 (1978-01-12) (age 32) Morocco Moghreb Tétouan
FW Marouane Chamakh (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) January 10, 1984 (1984-01-10) (age 26) 50 15 France Bordeaux
FW Mounir El Hamdaoui (WCQ v. Gabon, October 10, 2009) July 14, 1984 (1984-07-14) (age 25) 4 1 Netherlands AZ

Coaches

Sport equipment

(previously Nike)

References

External links


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