• Morocco reserves (locals) team to play friendlies with Cameroon and Jordan

    Morocco reserves (locals) team to play friendlies with Cameroon and Jordan


  • AFCON 2017: Morocco placed in Pot 3 with Cameroon, Senegal and Egypt

    (TheAtlasLions.com) Morocco was placed in Pot 3 alongside Cameroon, Senegal and Egypt, according to the procedure adopted in the draw for the AFCON 2017 to be made next October 19 in Libreville, released Tuesday by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

    Host Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Algeria were named top seeds.

    The seedings approved by the Organising Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations at its meeting on Monday, 26 September 2016 at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, was determined taking into account the performance of the qualified teams during the following competitions:

    * AFCON final tournaments (2012, 2013, 2015)

    *AFCON qualifiers (2013, 2015, 2017)

    *FIFA World Cup (2014)

    *FIFA World Cup qualifiers (2014)

    Here are the four pots:

    - Pot 1 : Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Algeria

    - Pot 2 : Tunisia, Mali, Burkina Faso, DR Congo

    - Pot 3 : Cameroon, Senegal, MOROCCO, Egypt

    - Pot 4 : Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Guinea Bissau.

    The final phase of AFCON 2017 is scheduled for January 14 to February 5 in Gabon.

    Host Gabon, holders Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Algeria have emerged top seeds for the draw of the final tournament of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.

    The quartet will make up Pot 1 for the draw to be held on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 in Libreville at 19H00 local time (16H00 GMT).

  • NT: Morocco squad list vs Gabon and Canada

    (TheAtlasLions.com) Morocco manager Herve Renard has selected 26 players for the upcoming WC2018 qualifier against Gabon in Franceville on Oct. 8th and the friendly against Canada in Marrakech on Oct 11th.

    Here is the squad list:

    1-Munir El Kajoui - Numancia

    2-Yassine Bounou - Girona

    3-Yassine El Kharroubi - PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv

    4-Fouad Chafik - Dijon

    5-Achraf Lazaar - Newcastle United

    6-Hamza Mendil - Lille

    7-Marouane Da Costa - Olympiacos

    8-Younes Abdelhamid - Dijon

    9-Faycal Rherras - Hearts

    10-Jaouad Yamik - Raja Casablanca

    11-Youssef Ait Bennasser - Nancy

    12-Karim El Ahmadi - Feyenoord

    13-Faycal Fajr - Deportivo La Coruna

    14-Roumain Saiss - Wolves

    15-Ismail El Haddad - WAC

    16-Hakim Ziyech - Ajax Amsterdam

    17-Mbark Boussoufa - Al-Jazeera

    18-Youness Belhanda - Nice

    19-Rachid Alioui - Nimes

    20-Oussama Tannane - St Etienne

    21-Mehdi Carcela - Granada

    22-Nordin Amrabat - Watford

    23-Youssef En Nesyri - Malaga

    24-Aziz Bouhaddouz - St Pauli

    25-Youssef El Arabi - Lekhwiya

    26-Khalid Boutaïb - Strasbourg

  • Press review: Morocco Able to Host Major Football Events in Future: FIFA President

    By Morocco World News

    Zurich – FIFA President Gianni Infantino said, Tuesday in Zurich, that Morocco is able to organize major football events in the future.

    During a meeting at FIFA headquarters with President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Infantino hailed the constant action undertaken by the Moroccan Federation to promote and develop football at the national level.

    On this occasion, FRMF President, Faouzi Lakjaâa, highlighted the role of the Moroccan Federation in promoting football through many projects aiming at improving football infrastructure.

    After the meeting, Infantino announced his intention to visit Morocco in the coming weeks to develop relations and strengthen cooperation between FIFA and the FRMF.

    With MAP

  • Moroccans abroad: Mehdi Benatia gets injured and leaves the pitch after 25 min of play with Juve vs Inter


  • Press review: Wolves boss praises debut of summer signing Romain Saiss

    Walter Zenga was happy with the performance from the Moroccan international.

    Wolves picked up a fantastic win in the Championship today as they bounced back in style from their 4-0 defeat v Barnsley in midweek.

    They travelled to Newcastle United expected to be the latest team to succumb to Rafa Benitez’s men.

    However, they did not read the script and ended up winning the game 2-0 – with an own goal from Chancel Mbemba and a Helder Costa strike proving the difference.

    The game also saw Wolves boss Walter Zenga hand a debut to Moroccan international Romain Saiss.

    The 26-year-old holding midfielder put in an assured display and received praise from Zenga after the game. He told the club’s official website:

    “Romain Saiss gave to us balance - he is calm, concentrated, and will be an important player for us.

    “But I want to compliment every one of the starting eleven and everyone in the squad.

    “There was no one player today who didn’t give 200 per cent.”

    Saiss arrived in the summer from French side Angers in a deal reported by the Express and Star to be in the region of £3 million.

    But he has had to wait for his chance to shine and it would certainly appear that he has managed to that in this fixture.

    Wolves will be hoping for similar future performances from their new signing as they look to challenge for promotion this season


  • Morocco: Toshack's fight for love and glory in Casablanca is over

    CASABLANCA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - John Toshack was fired as coach of Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca on Saturday, less than 24 hours after they lost 4-0 at Zamalek of Egypt in the first leg of the African Champions League semi-finals.

    The former manager of Wales and Real Madrid had been at the club for more than two years.

    "The management has offered all the necessary, financial, technical and logistical support to John Toshack and his staff to be able to achieve good results," Wydad said in a statement.

    "Given the recent results of the team, it turns out there is a real problem ... and for that reason Wydad has decided to end John Toshack's contract."

    Zamalek are now big favourites to advance to next month's two-legged final against Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa or Zambians Zesco United in the continent's top club competition.

    Jackson Mwanza scored twice in two minutes just before the hour mark to put Zesco 2-0 up in Saturday's first leg in Ndola but Khama Billiat pulled one back for Sundowns three minutes from time as the home side won 2-1.

  • FIFA World Ranking: Morocco drops to the 58th place in the world

    (TheAtlasLions.com) Morocco dropped 5 places in the FIFA World Ranking published on Thursday. Morocco are now 58th in the world.

  • NT: Morocco to play friendlies with Canada (Oct 11th) and Togo (Nov 15th) in Marrakesh


  • UEFA CL: Nabil Dirar injured

    (TheAtlasLions.com) Nabil Dirar got injured after just three minutes of play in UEFA Champions League match of Spurs against AS Monaco.

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