Rabat - Usually, teams contending in the same tournament follow each others’ performances very closely. Their aim is to gain a better grasp of their opponent’s strengths and weaknesses.
Rabat – Usually, teams contending in the same tournament follow each others’ performances very closely. Their aim is to gain a better grasp of their opponent’s strengths and weaknesses.
Three months before the official launching of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the scramble for the two qualifying spots has already begun. Morocco’s soccer team, the “Atlas Lions,” is one of the teams categorized as “Group B,” along with Portugal, Spain, and Iran. Only two of the four countries will qualify to play at FIFA.
In this “group of death” made up of four countries, wariness of opponents e has apparently taken a form of seriousness that borders on “spying,” Al Ahdath Al Maghribia reported in its February 27th edition. According to the daily newspaper, the other teams in Group B will not only be watching Morocco take on Serbia on March 23rd, but they will also be present at the stadium!
Al Ahdath Al Maghribia stressed that all three opponents in Group Bhave made it known that they will dispatch teams of technical staff members to watch and evaluate Morocco’s performance against Serbia, which will take place in Turin.
Carlos Queiroz, the Portuguese manager of Iran’s national football/soccer team, has delegated his first assistant Andrade Da Cruz to be on-site in Turin and to make a thorough evaluation of the game. Additionally, the coach of the Spanish national football team Julen Lopetegui and Portugal’s coach Fernando Santos.
As a reminder, the Atlas Lions will open their World Cup campaign by taking on Iran on June 15th, followed by the deadly and outcome-defining encounters with both Portugal and Spain—on June 20th and 25th, respectively.