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Atlas Lions Coach Evaluates 40 Local Players for National Football Team

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Atlas Lions Coach Evaluates 40 Local Players for National Football Team

The coach of Morocco’s national football team, Vahid Halilhodzic, plans to restructure the team and is considering enlisting more local Moroccan players. Halilhodzic made the comments at a press conference in Tangier on Monday, October 14, reported Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), before Tuesday’s friendly against Gabon. “I do not know enough the level and skills…

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Malcuit rejects Morocco again

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Malcuit rejects Morocco again

Napoli full-back Kevin Malcuit has rejected a second call-up from Morocco as he is holding out for France. Malcuit remains uncapped at international level and had received a Moroccan call for their upcoming matches with Libya and Gabon. It was first thought that he had pledged his allegiance to the North African nation. However, France Football…

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“Achraf Hakimi is a weapon for us” – Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus

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“Achraf Hakimi is a weapon for us” – Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus was as surprised as anyone to see Achraf Hakimi start on the left wing for BVB in their UEFA Champions League group stage game against Slavia Prague. The result of which, however, came as no surprise. The 20-year-old has established himself as one of the Bundesliga’s best full-backs since joining Dortmund on loan from…

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Moroccan Benatia announces international retirement

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Moroccan Benatia announces international retirement

Morocco captain Medhi Benatia has announced his international retirement, joining the two other Atlas Lions, M’Bark Boussoufa and Karim Al Ahmadi, who have already decided to put an end to their international career after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Al Duhail player had already posted a story on his instagram account in which…

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Manchester City’s Nabil Touaizi commits to Morocco

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Manchester City’s Nabil Touaizi commits to Morocco

BBC Sport understands that Manchester City’s Nabil Touaizi has been added to Morocco’s squad for friendlies against Libya and Gabon in October. The 18-year-old striker, who is part of City’s Elite Development Squad, has played for Spain, the country of his birth at under-17 level. He is eligible to swap national allegiances to Morocco, where…

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AS FAR Fan Dies in Clash with Wydad Supporter

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AS FAR Fan Dies in Clash with Wydad Supporter

Local police arrested 22 fans after clashes between football supporters following a match between Casablanca’s WAC and AS FAR. A Royal Armed Forces Sportive Association (AS FAR) supporter died on Tuesday, September 24, after falling from the roof of a van transporting fans. Football fans had been in Casablanca for a match between AS FAR…

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Morocco’s Nordin Amrabat Says He Would Play for Saudi Al Nassr Club for Free

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Morocco’s Nordin Amrabat Says He Would Play for Saudi Al Nassr Club for Free

Nordin Amrabat shared several posts both in Arabic and English on his Twitter to respond to rumors that he asked for a pay rise from his Saudi club Al Nassr. On  September 22, the football players expressed his satisfaction with playing for the Saudi club, emphasizing that he would play for it and for his Saudi fans…

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Defending champions Morocco face Algeria without injured stars

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Defending champions Morocco face Algeria without injured stars

Morocco will miss injured stars Ayoub el Kaabi and Mahmoud Benhalib when they begin their defence of the African Nations Championship title away to Algeria on Saturday. El Kaabi starred at the 2018 tournament, scoring nine goals in six matches for the host nation as they won the competition restricted to home-based players for the…

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Esperance finally win CAF Champions League. But will Wydad play CAS leg?

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Esperance finally win CAF Champions League. But will Wydad play CAS leg?

By Osasu Obayiuwana The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has made its final conclusion  – political and judicial – on the 2019 Champions League – and it is that Esperance Sportive de Tunis remains the Cup holder.  CAF’s Appeals Board, led by Nigerian lawyer Abdulhakeem Mustapha, alongside Somalia’s Ali Mohamed Ahmed and Chitbahal Mustapha Bhai…

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DR Congo’s Ben Malango waits for clearance for Raja move

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DR Congo’s Ben Malango waits for clearance for Raja move

DR Congo’s Ben Malango is still waiting for clearance from Fifa to play for Moroccan club Raja Casablanca, who are yet to allocate him a shirt number. The 25-year-old signed a three-year deal with Raja in July as a free agent however his former club TP Mazembe lodged a case with football’s world governing body…

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