Morocco-Serbia friendly set for Turin’s Olympic Stadium

Morocco-Serbia friendly set for Turin’s Olympic Stadium
Nabil Dirar of Morocco evades tackle from Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet of Egypt during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Feb 22, 2018. 14:00

Next month’s pre-World Cup friendly between Morocco and Serbia will take place at Turin’s Olympic Stadium.

The venue, also known as the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, will host the match on March 23, according to Arabic daily newspaper Al Massae.

The venue has a capacity of 28,000 and is the current home of Torino FC. It used to be Juventus’ home ground, before the ‘Old Lady’ took up residence at the Stadio delle Alpi, which has since been demolished and replaced by the Juventus Stadium.

The Morocco-Serbia match is expected to kick-off at around 19h30 local time in Turin.

The Atlas Lions are set to arrive in Italy on March 20, with coach Herve Renard likely to request that European-based players head directly to Turin.

Morocco’s second friendly match next month, which will see them host Uzbekistan, will be played at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on March 26.

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