According to Moroccan newspaper Al Ahdath Al Maghribia, the head coach of Morocco’s national football team will select most of the football players who participated in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The newspaper added that Renard might call on some players who are part of the Moroccan league or Botola, including the stars of the Wydad club of Casablanca: Reda Tagnaouti, Mohamed Nahiri, and Ismail EL Haddad.
The newspaper noted that some of Raja of Casablanca’s footballers might also be found in Renard’s list, including Badr Banoun.
The first qualifier game for the Atlas Lions will be against Malawi on September 7.
Morocco will play against Comoros on October 10 and 13. Morocco will then play against Cameroon on November 16 and a second game against Malawi on March 22, 2019.
The Atlas Lions will also play a friendly game against Tunisia on November 20.
Despite receiving applause for their notable performance in the 2018 World Cup, Morocco dropped five places in FIFA’s latest rankings. Morocco’s national team is now ranked 46th in the world.