Rabat - The Atlas Lions did not score in their first pre-World Cup game against Ukraine (0-0) on Thursday night in Geneva.
Rabat – The Atlas Lions did not score in their first pre-World Cup game against Ukraine (0-0) on Thursday night in Geneva.
Two weeks before the kick-off of the World Cup in Russia, Hervé Renard’s team failed to score against the Ukrainian team, despite their cohesive play and thefew opportunities created by Hakim Ziyech and Nordin Amrabt.
On social media, public opinion regarding the faceoff was divided. Some were convinced by the Atlas Lion’s presentation, praising Hakim Ziyech and Mehdi Benatia, while others criticizedsome players’ performances, including that of Hamza Mendyl and Younès Belhanda.
The next Atlas Lions friendly game is scheduled to take place June 4 against Slovakia in Switzerland, followed by a third match against the Estonian national team on their home turf on June 9, six days before Morocco’s first World Cup match against Iran on June 15.
The Atlas Lions will play against Portugal in their second game on June 20 and against Spain on June 25 in Morocco’s final first-round match.