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World Cup 2018: Government to Assist Moroccan Fans in Russia

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Rabat – Moroccan fans at the 2018 World Cup in Russia can expect to receive help from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Interior.

Daily newspaper Al Ahdath Al Maghribia reported Wednesday that the Ministry of Health will mobilize medical staff who will surround the stadiums in Saint Petersburg, Moscow, and Kaliningrad, where the Atlas Lions will play, to provide medical assistance for Moroccan supporters.

As for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it has instructed the Moroccan embassy in Moscow to set up itinerant consulates that to provide supporters with the necessary documents.

The consulates will also help fans organize their stay in Russia and deliver mobility booklets containing information on stadiums and cities in which Morocco will compete, and will also provide assistance with public transportation, travel documents, and the FAN ID required by Russian authorities to attend matches.

On his way to South Korea, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani landed in Moscow to meet Morocco’s ambassador to Russia, Abdelkader Lachhab. The two officials discussed how the Moroccan embassy is mobilizing to welcome Moroccan fans.

Royal Air Maroc (RAM) will organize direct flights to Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Kaliningrad. Additional flights will be scheduled if the Moroccan national team reach the next rounds.

The Moroccan team will play its first game against Iran on June 15 in Saint Petersburg, the second against Portugal on June 20 in Moscow, and the last game against Spain on June 25 in Kaliningrad.  

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