Rabat - In an interview that aired sports TV channel beIN Sports, former Spanish footballer Raul Gonzalez Blanco said that Morocco will definitely try to surprise its opponents during the 2018 World Cup.
Rabat – In an interview that aired sports TV channel beIN Sports, former Spanish footballer Raul Gonzalez Blanco said that Morocco will definitely try to surprise its opponents during the 2018 World Cup.
“Morocco is in the same group as Spain, and I am very happy for the Moroccan team. We have many Madridistas fans in Morocco (fans of Real Madrid),” said Raul.
Commenting on the Moroccan football team, Raul said that the 2018 World Cup is “a huge opportunity for them because the Moroccan footballers have great skill,” adding that beating Morocco will be difficult for Spain and the other teams of the “deadly group” (Group B).
Raul said that Spain and Portugal are the teams he thinks will make it to the next phase of the tournament. “However, no one knows” what is going to happen because “ I am sure that Morocco will attempt to surprise Spain and Portugal.” He added that he predicts the Atlas Lions will beat Iran.
Gonzalez is one of the most legendary footballers in the history of the Spanish giant, Real Madrid. He spent nearly 16 years playing for Real Madrid, after which the former captain of Los Blancos (Real Madrid) decided to devote himself to coaching Real Madrid’s Juvenil B youth team, according to Spanish sports outlet Marca.
When the tournament begins on June 14, the Atlas Lions will first battle Iran on June 15. The team’s second game on June 20 is against Portugal, while the final first-round match for Morocco will be against Spain on June 25.
The Moroccan team will start playing its pre-World Cup friendly games tomorrow. The first friendly game will be against Serbia in Turin, while the second game will take place against Uzbekistan on March 27.