Rabat – In the final draw of the 2018 World Cup, the Moroccan national football team was placed in Group B along with Portugal, Spain, and Iran.
The draw ceremony was held at the Kremlin in Moscow with the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Atlas Lions finished undefeated in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against strong opponents, including Mali, Gabon, and Cote D’Ivoire.
The Moroccan team will face Iran in its first game on June 15 in the next phase of the World Cup, which will be played in Russia next summer.
After Iran, the Moroccan team will face Portugal on June 20 and Spain on June 25.
This will be the fifth time Morocco participates in the World Cup after 1970, 1986, 1994 and 1998.
In 1986, Morocco made history when it qualified to the second round of the World Cup, becoming the first African and Arab country to achieve such a performance.
The eight groups of the 2018 FIFA World Cup are as follows:
Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Korea Republic
Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan
The draw was conducted by several international football figures, including the Argentinian legend Diego Armando Maradona and Spanish international footballer Carles Puyol.