• Globe Soccer Awards 2017: Morocco Nominated for Best Team in Arab World

    (Morocco World News) Rabat – The Moroccan squad’ performances has been fruitful this year. The Atlas Lions are nominated for the prize of the “Best Arab Team” at the Globe Soccer Awards Koora.

    The nomination of the Moroccan team is well-deserved as the squad showed a great performance during the World Cup Qualifiers. The Atlas Lions finished unbeaten during the first round of the competition. They defeated some of the best teams in Africa, including Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Gabon.

    The football meeting will take place on December 27-28 in Dubai, UAE.

    The list of the Arab teams to compete over the award’s trophy are: Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, according to international sports outlet Goal.com.

    Four coaches of different origins will also compete for the prize of the “Best Arab National Team Coach.” The list of the nominees includes: Herve Renard, Morocco’s coach, Nabil Maaloul, Tunisian football coach, Hector Cuper, manager of the Egyptian national football team, and Bert Van Marwijk, former coach of Saudi Arabia’s football team.

    Renard has been making the news headlines internationally after he helped his team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

    The jury committee of the 8th edition of the Globe Soccer Awards Koora is made up of 21 international members, including club presidents and international managers. During the awards ceremony, several trophies will be handed to best clubs, best managers, best international managers, best player, best referee, best team manager for Arab teams, and the best Arab national team.

    On November 11, the Moroccan squad made an unforgettable win against the Ivorian team in a decisive game. Morocco is determined to reach more achievements during the next round of the tournament, which will take place next summer in Russia.

    During the final draw of the competition,which took place on December 1 in Moscow, Morocco was placed in Group B with Portugal, Spain and Iran.

    The first battle for the Moroccan team will be against Iran on June 15, while the second game will be against Portugal on June 20. Five days later Morocco will play against Spain.

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