Morocco announce 23-man World Cup squad

Morocco announce 23-man World Cup squad
Hakim Ziyach

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Jun 04, 2018. 16:15

Morocco coach Herve Renard has announced his final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be staged in Russia.

The Atlas Lions’ boss announced his team hours before the team’s fourth pre-World Cup friendly against Slovakia.

Morocco have already played three matches against Serbia, Uzbekistanand Ukraine, having won the first two and drawn the third. They will also face Estonia on June 9.

Having announced a 23-man squad ahead of the friendlies, Renard made one surprising change in the final squad with Youssef En-Nesyri, who was originally named on the stand-by list, coming in for Badr Banoun.

Morocco full squad:

Goalkeepers: Monir El Kajoui (CD Numencia), Yassine Bounou (Girona), Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (IRT)

Defenders: Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce), Marouane Da Costa (Istanbul Baskasehir), Ghanem Saiss (Wolverhampton), Hamza Mendyl (Lille), Medhi Benatia (Juventus), Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid), Sofiane Amrabat (Feyenoord)

Midfielders: Karim Al Ahmadi (Feyenoord), Youssef Ait Bennasser (Caen), M’bark Boussoufa (Al Jazira), Faycal Fajr (Getafe), Amine Harit (Schalke), Noureddine Amrabat (Leganes), Hakim Ziyach (Ajax), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray)

Forwards: Ayoub Al Kaabi (RSB), Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor), Aziz Bouhaddouz (FC St. Pauli), Mehdi Carcela Gonzalez (Standard De Liege), Youssef En-Nesyri (Malaga).

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