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Morocco to Play 2 Friendly Games Against Libya, Gabon in October

The games are part of the national football team’s preparation for the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Rabat – Morocco’s Royal Football Federation (FRMF) announced on September 18 that the national football team will play two friendly matches against Gabon and Libya in October.

The FRMF said that the games will take place on October 11 and 15.

The statement added that the games are part of the preparation for the 2021 African Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifiers.

The recently appointed head coach of the Moroccan team, Vahid Halilhodzic,  has not yet disclosed his squad list for the friendly games.

The national team played two friendly games in September against Niger and Burkina Faso as part of the preparation for CAN 2021 qualifiers.

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Morocco defeated Niger by 1-0 on September 10. The first friendly match was against Burkina Faso on September 6 and ended with a 1-1 draw.

During the first friendly games with the Atlas Lions, the coach called up a mix of football players from local and international football to build a versatile team to take on regional and international competitions.

The coach feels that a lot of work is needed with the players as he believes that the national team is not yet ready for a World Cup competition.

After the Morocco-Niger game, Halilhodzic said that , Morocco has no chance of qualifying for the World Cup.

“Everyone must accept this little truth that always hurts.”