By Ahlam Ben Saga
By Ahlam Ben Saga
Rabat- Morocco’s Embassy in Russia is organizing “mobility booklets” for Moroccan football fans attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup, taking place June 14 – July 15.
Morocco’s Ambassador in Moscow, Abdelkader Lacheheb, announced the booklets in a statement to MAP on Tuesday, emphasizing that the information packets will provide assistance with public transportation, travel documents, and the FAN ID required by Russian authorities to attend matches.
“The validity of this identification document, which should be carried throughout the tournament, starts ten days before the first match and extends to ten more days after the final match,” Lacheheb explained.
The mobility booklets will also provide brochures with information on nearby hospitals in case of emergencies, as well as locations of hotels, museums, and stadiums and information about Russian law and regulations.
Flights will be organized by Royal Air Maroc (RAM) to take off from Casablanca airport to the cities hosting the matches where Morocco’s Atlas Lions will play: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Kaliningrad, with other cities to be added in case the national team makes it to the next rounds.
The Saint-Petersburg stadium will host the opening match of Atlas Lions against the Iranian team on June 15.
The second scheduled match will be against Portugal team on June 20, while the Lions will faceoff against the Spanish team on June 25.
For the first time since 1998, the Atlas Lions have emerged as heroes returning to the World Cup.
“We do not fear anyone,” the Atlas Lions coach Hervé Renard said following their qualification. Hopefully, the team’s current winning streak will continue into the upcoming friendly games and the start of the tournament.