They achieved their best-ever performance on their second appearance in 1986, when they advanced to the round of 16, after first qualifying in 1970.
But since they value cooperation over strictness, don’t be shocked if you see them riding a wave to the last 16 teams. The main factor in Morocco’s decision to fire coach Vahid Halilhodzic barely three months before the World Cup was that.
Morocco is the best Arab team competing in the World Cup in Qatar. Twenty of its members are athletes who play professionally in prestigious European leagues. The Moroccan team has a chance to be the tournament’s underdog because they have the strongest player group.
The attacker Abderrazak Hamdallah was chosen by Regragui, who took over for ousted predecessor Vahid Halilhodzic on August 31. Hamdallah hasn’t played for the national team since 2019.
The participation of star players like attacker Hakim Ziyech, goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, and defender Achraf Hakimi is less shocking.
That will not be an easy feat, as they were placed in Group F with Belgium, Canada, and Croatia, which means they will compete against two of the 2018 semifinalists.They have played once against Croatia and it ended in a draw. Morocco aims to win this match or atleast tie so a possible R16 is still open.
Morocco Squad, Captain, and Coach
- Goalkeepers: Yassine Bounou, Munir Mohamedi, Ahmed Reda Tangnaouti
- Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Noussair Mazraoui, Jaward EI Yamiq, Romain Saiss, Achraf Dari, Yahia Attiyat Allal, Badr Benoun, Nayef Aguerd
- Midfielders: Sofyan Amrabat, Azzedine Ounahi, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Selim Amallah, Yahya Jabrane, Bilal EI Khannous
- Forwards: Hakim Ziyech, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Sofiane Boufal, Youssef En-Nesyri, Ez Abde, Anass Zaroury, Illias Chair, Abderrazak Hamdallah, Wallid Cheddira
- Captain: Abderrazak Hamdallah
- Coach: Walid Regragui
Morocco Star Players
1. Achraf Hakimi
The player for Paris Saint-Germain has a distinguished international background that defies his young. The rampaging defender, a product of the Real Madrid school, reached his 50th appearance against South Africa in a CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in June. A few days later, against Liberia.
Achraf is a fantastic attacking option and is thriving in this system this season at the club level after struggling under Mauricio Pochettino last time because the technique did not fit his style of play. His numbers speak for themselves, whether they pertain to finishing or giving his teammates obvious chances to score within the box, whether they pertain to finishing or giving his teammates obvious chances to achieve within the box, speak for themselves. When play begins in Qatar, the Moroccan supporters will hold the aircraft defender in high reward defender will be held in high regard by the Moroccan supporters.
Currently, Hakimi is an important player for the national team. He has made 46 starts and five substitute appearances in addition to that. His on-field scuffles with players like Eden Hazard and Alphonso Davies promise to make for interesting watching as we look ahead to Qatar 2022.
2. Sofyan Amrabat
The 36-cap former Verona midfielder is positioned to be a key component of Regragui’s system.
A string of ailments that sidelined Sofyan Amrabat for several months prevented the Fiorentina pass master from becoming well known. He has been an international since March 2017. Amrabat, however, has played in a lot of games for the national team since late 2019 and is now regarded as a crucial member of the squad.
He is a crucial player for the national team because of his capacity to thwart enemy attacks, cut off passing lanes, and close down space. He also adds a unique element to the team with his ability to play through balls and his powerful long-range shots.
Morocco World Cup 2022 Possible Lineup
- Goalkeepers: Yassine Bounou
- Defenders: Romain Saiss, Achraf Dari, Achraf Hakimi, Noussair Mazraoui
- Midfielders: Sofyan Amrabat, Illias Chair, Abdelhamid Sabiri
- Forward: Hakim Ziyech, Sofiane Boufal, Youssef En-Nesyri
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