On Tuesday the Atlas Lions met South Korea, one of Asia’s giants, in a friendly game in Switzerland.
The French coach Hervé Renard decided to line-up players who were substitutes in the last game against Gabon.
Still, the Moroccan team inflicted a defeat to the South Korean squad, which had already booked a ticket to the next summer World Cup in Russia.
The Moroccan winger Oussama Tanane scored a goal as early as the sixth minute of the first half after an assist from the rising star Amine Harit.
Three minutes later, Tanane doubled the score for the Moroccan team with a great shot inside the penalty area from his left foot.
In second half, Harit, who dazzled with his passes and dribbles, generating enthusiastic reactions from fans on social media, passed through four South Korean players and passed the ball to Ismael El Hadad in the left corner. The Wydad Casablanca winger sent a good shot from his left leg, scoring the third goal for the Moroccan team in the 46 minute.
In the 65 minute the South Korean managed to score thanks to Tottenham’s Son Heung Min after a penalty.
The win is likely to boost the confidence of the Moroccan team ahead of their decisive clash with Ivory Coast on November 6.
The victory 3-0 over Gabon sent thousands of Moroccans to the streets to celebrate the great performance of their national players.
The Moroccan team has now 9 points while Ivory Coast has 8. The Moroccan team needs one point to qualify to the World Cup for the first time since 1998.
Yet Hervé Renard, who previously coached Ivory Coast between 2014 and 2015, said he will seek victory in the heart of Abidjan.