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Hervé Renard Reveals 23 Players for World Cup

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Rabat – The long-awaited list of the players who will compete in the 2018 World Cup has finally been made public.

On Thursday, Hervé Renard, coach of Morocco’s national team, revealed the names of 26 international Moroccan players, including three reservists, who will participate in a training camp planned for May 24 in Rabat, said the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) in a statement.

A final list of the 23 players selected for the World Cup will then be announced by the national coach on May 24 on television.

When the tournament begins on June 14, the Atlas Lions will first battle Iran on June 15. The team will face Portugal in their second game on June 20, while the final first-round match for Morocco will be against Spain on June 25.

Here is the complete list of players:

Goalkeepers:

Munir Mohand Mohamed (Numancia / SPA)

Yassine Bounou (Gérone / SPA)

Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (Ittihad Tangier)

Defenders:

Mehdi Benatia (Juventus / ITA)

Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton / ENG)

Manu Da Costa (Istanbul Basaksehir / TUR)

Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid / SPA)

Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahçe / TUR)

Badr Banoun (Raja Casablanca)

Hamza Mendyl (Lille / FRA)

Midfielders:

Youssef Aït-Bennasser (Caen / FRA)

Medhi Carcela (Standard de Liège / BEL)

Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord Rotterdam / HOL)

Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray / TUR)

Hakim Ziyech (Ajax Amsterdam / HOL)

Fayçal Fajr (Getafe / SPA)

Sofyan Amrabat (Feyenoord Rotterdam / HOL)

Nordin Amrabat (Leganés / SPA)

Mbark Boussaoufa (Al Jazira / UAE)

Amine Harit (Schalke 04 / GER)

Forwards:

Aziz Bouhaddouz (Sankt Pauli / GER)

Khalid Boutaïb (Yeni Malatyaspor / TUR)

Ayoub El Kaabi (Renaissance Berkane)

On reserve:

Oualid El Hajjam (Amiens / FRA)

Noussair Mazraoui (Ajax Amsterdam / HOL)

Youssef En Nesyri (Malaga / SPA)

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