Coach Morocco Herve Renard has submitted the final squad to the world Cup in Russia.
Status of the captain and most famous player of the national team of Morocco is the centre of the Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia, but the most attention in the team Renard is attracted to two young Midfielders. Midfielder “Ajax” Hakim Ziyech last season in 39 matches scored 9 goals and gave 18 assists, and Amin Harith from Schalke scored 10 points (3+7) in 31 matches in the Bundesliga.
For the former midfielder of Kiev “Dynamo” Younes Belhanda last season in the Galatasaray passed without any Shine. Linebacker in the 34 games he scored 3 goals and gave 10 assists.
Team Morocco for the first time since 1998, qualified into the final stage of the world Cup. Morocco is the first African participant in the playoffs of the world Cup. A historical event happened in 1986 tournament in Mexico.
Morocco on the world Cup:
Goalkeepers: Munir Of Mohamedi (“Numancia”, Spain), Yassin Boone (Girona, Spain), Ahmed Tanjawi (“Ittihad Tanger”).
Defenders: Medhi Benatia (Juventus, Italy), Romain Saiss (“Wolverhampton”, England), Manuel da Costa (“Istanbul”, Turkey), Ashraf Hakimi (Madrid, Spain), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Badr Banoun (“Raja Casablanca”), Hamza Mendel (Lille, France).
Midfielders: Youssef AIT-Bennassar (“Caen”, France), Mehdi Carcela-gonzález (standard, Belgium), Karim El Ahmadi, sofiane Amrabat (both from Feyenoord, Netherlands), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray, Turkey), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax, Netherlands), Fesal ‘ Fair (Getafe, Spain), Nordin Amrabat (“Valencia”, Spain), mbark Boussoufa (“al Jazeera”, Qatar), Amin Harith (Schalke, Germany).
Forwards: Aziz Bouhaddouz (“St. Pauli”, Germany), Khalid Bouchaib (“Yeni Malatyaspor”, Turkey), Ayub al-Kaabi (“Renaissance berkane”).
In the group stage of the world championship the national team of Morocco will play against Portugal, Spain and Iran.