Rabat – The Atlas Lions can count on the valuable support of Moroccan fans for the 2018 World Cup. The supporters who have landed in Russia are showing their unconditional love for the national team raising the Moroccan flag and expressing their joy, as shown on several pictures and videos on social media.
How many Moroccans will chant for Morocco’s victory? Abdelhak Lacheheb, Ambassador of Morocco in Russia has the answer.
“Until yesterday (Monday), we had the number of 12,665 Moroccan fans who will come from Morocco having obtained the Fan Id. We will have in addition to that 30,000 Moroccans living abroad who will also make the trip to Russia to push the national team,” he said to Moroccan outlet Le Matin.
On the eve of their first game against Iran, the Atlas Lions, who landed in St. Petersburg, are getting ready to face Iran at 6 p.m. local time on Friday (3 p.m. in Morocco).
The game will be broadcasted on IRIB TV 3, Sport TV 1, canale 5 italia TRT 1 HD, Cuatro beIN SPORTS HD 1 EN, ARD Das Erste HD, TF 1 HD, TVP 1 HD, RTS Two HD, SRF zwei HD, RSI LA 2 HD, TVP Sport HD, Telecin beIN SPORTS MAX 2 HD AR and beIN SPORTS MAX 1 HD AR.
After the match against Iran, Morocco, placed in Group B, will meet the Portugal team June 20 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, and will play against Spain on June 25 at the Kaliningrad Stadium.