Rabat – Morocco’s national football team coach Herve Renard has finally unveiled the list of the 28 players who will take part in the pre-World Cup friendlies games against Serbia and Uzbekistan.
The list includes Mounir El Kajaoui, the goalkeeper of Numancia, Spain; Yassine Bounou, the goalkeeper of Spain’s Girona; and Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti, goalkeeper of Morocco’s Ittihad Tanger.
For the defenders, Renard’s includes Juventus (Italy) defender, Mehdi Benatia, Ghanem Saiss of Wolverhampton (England), Achraf Halimi of Real Madrid (Spain), Nabil Dirar of Fenerbahce (Turkey), Oualid El Hajjam of Amines (Franc), Hamza Mendyl of LOSC (France), Badr Banoun of Morocco’s Raja football club and Marouan Da Costa of Basaksehir (Turkey).
The French coach selected 12 midfielders for the pre-World Cup friendlies: Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord, Netherlands), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray, Turkey), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax, Netherlands), Fayçal Fajr (Getafe, Spain), Soufiane Boufal (Southampton, England), Nordin Amrabat (Leganés, Spain), M’barek Boussoufa (Al Jazeera, UAE), Amine Harit (Schalke 04, Germany), Sofyan Amrabat (Feyenoord, Netherlands), Zakaria Labyad (Utrecht, Netherlands), Youssef Aït-Bennasser (Caen, France), and Yassin Ayoub (Utrecht, Netherlands).
The strikers of the squad includes Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor, Turkey), Yacine Bammou (Nantes, France), Walid Azaro (Al Ahly, Egypt), Aziz Bouhaddou (Saint Pauli, Germany), Ayoub El Kaabi of Morocco’s Renaissance Sportive de Berkane football club.
The friendly games against Serbia and Uzbekistan are part of the Atlas Lion’s preparation for the 2018 World Cup.
The first friendly game against Serbia will take place in Turin on March 23, while the second match will be played in Casablanca against Uzbekistan on March 27 in Casablanca