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Morocco may lose hosting 2014 FIFA club World Cup because of Ebola virus

Tinejdad, Morocco - Amid the growing fears of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in some African countries, Morocco may lose the honor of hosting the 2014 FIFA club World Cup because of the Ebola virus. According to the Spanish website Pasion Libertadores, members of the International Federation of Football want to move the Club World Cup to the United States, specifically to the cities of Los Angeles a ...

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African Athletics Championships: Morocco Finishes 9th

Marrakech- The Moroccan track and field team harvested eight medals to end up ninth at the 19th African Senior Athletics Championships, which took place in Marrakech on August 10-14, 2014. Rhizlane Siba offered Morocco its only gold medal at the championships, finishing first in the high jump. The Moroccan athlete beat Egyptian Basant Mohamed Mosaad in the final of the competition. Both athletes tied with 1 ...

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Inclusion of Mohammed VI International Meeting in Diamond League to Be Decided in November

Marrakech - The inclusion of the Mohammed VI International meeting, stage of IAAF World challenge, in the Diamond League calendar, will be decided next November on the occasion of the meeting of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), said head of the Moroccan Athletics Federation Abdeslam Ahizoune. In a statement to MAP on the sidelines of the 19th edition of the 2014 African Athleti ...

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FIFA World Rankings: Morocco Drops to 81st Position

 Zurich- The Moroccan squad dropped two places and are now down to 81st in the FIFA World rankings, released Thursday. In the Arab world, the Atlas Lions are the 5th behind Algeria (24th), Egypt (33rd), Tunisia (42nd) and Libya (62nd). Germany have maintained their lead atop the FIFA World Rankings during the Aug. 14 update, as little post-World Cup activity ensures a familiar-looking top 25. FIFA World Ran ...

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Rhizlane Siba Offers Morocco 1st Gold Medal in African Athletics Championships

Taroudante - Moroccan athlete, Rhizlane Siba, offered Morocco its first golden medal at the African Senior Athletics Championships, which is being held from August 10 to 14 at the Grand Stadium of Marrakech. By winning the African Senior Athletics Championships in Marrakech, Siba has become the African champion in the high jump. The Moroccan athlete Rhizlaine Siba beat Egyptian Basant Mohamed Mosaad in the ...

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FIFA: 2015 African Cup of Nations May Be Postponed Due to Ebola Virus

Rabat -The International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) has confirmed that the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) will likely be postponed. It is currently scheduled from January 17 to February 8 of next year, in Morocco. As Ebola virus is preventing several African countries from holding qualifying games, and as a result, FIFA officials revealed that the 30th edition of AFCON may be postponed. The M ...

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Benatia to Be Transferred to Chelsea for $ 50 Million

Fez- According to the Daily Star Morocco’s defender Mehdi Benatia is set to be transferred to Chelsea for $ 50 million. According to the same source, Chelsea’s manager, Jose Morinho, is ready to secure the transfer of Bentia ahead of its first game next Monday. The Moroccan defender, who has been playing with A.S Roma for year, has been coveted by several heavy-weights, such as F.C Barcelona, Real Madrid an ...

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Nisrine Dinar Offers Morocco 2nd Silver Medal in African Athletics Championships

Fez- Moroccan athlete, Nisrine Dinar, specialist of pole vault, offered Morocco its second silver medal at the African Senior Athletics Championships, which is being held from August 10 to 14 at the Grand Stadium of Marrakech. Nisrine Dinar, won the silver medal after a jump of 3.8 meters, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). This is the second silver medal won by Morocco after the one won by Mustapha Laa ...

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France: Ex-Female National Player, Heads Male Soccer Team

Casablanca - For most men it is still an odd event: a women coaches an all-male team in professional soccer. The 40-year-old Corinne Diacre is expected to bring France’s soccer team, Clermont Foot 63 far forward. Corinne Diacre, has signed a two-year contract with Clermont Foot, in France’s Ligue 2. Corinne Diacre is a former French national player, who is known to be one of France’s most successful female ...

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Marrakech: El Aziz Offers Morocco 1st medal in African Athletics Championships

Rabat- Morocco's Mustapha El Aziz has offered the Kingdom the first medal at the African Senior Athletics Championships (August 10-14), finishing second in the 10,000 meters final Sunday at Marrakech grand stadium. Aziz crossed the finish line clocking his previous personal record in 28:11:84, compared to 28:14:84 during the last Mohammed VI International Meeting in Rabat. The gold medal went to Eritrea's N ...

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Olympique Marseille Signs Moroccan International Barrada for 4 Seasons

Paris -  Moroccan international Abdelaziz Barrada joined the French club of Olympique Marseille (OM) for 4 seasons, reported Sunday French sports daily L'Equipe.   The transfer fee could have reached 4.5 million euros, according to L'Equipe. After his excellent performance with Spanish Getafe, Moroccan attacking midfielder was also targeted by Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Manchester City. ...

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Real Madrid’s Official Website Adds the Arabic Version

Marrakech - Real Madrid fans from the Arab World will no longer follow the club’s news in foreign languages. Arabic has been added to seven other languages on the team’s official website. El Merengue’s official Facebook page announced the integration of the Arabic language into its official website on August 8, noting in Arabic: “Today we launch the Arabic version on our official website, we hope you all li ...

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