Togo head coach Claude Leroy
Saturday Jun 09, 2018. 15:00
Togo national team coach Claude Leroy has tipped Morocco to beat Portugal in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Leroy said he believes African teams will do well at the global tournament, especially the Atlas Lions and Senegal.
Moreover, the 70-year-old French technician, who once coached Cameroon, Senegal, Ghana and Congo, is confident about the two African teams.
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“I’m betting on Morocco and Senegal,” said Le Roy to French outlet L’Equipe.
“Effectively, I see Morocco because Hervé Renard is training them. More seriously, they will give a lot of trouble to many people, with their block very well organised, I see them finish in front of Portugal.”
After a 20-year absence at the global showpiece, Morocco will make an appearance in the 2018 World Cup and the odds are against them since they have been placed in a group with tough teams, Spain and Portugal.
The next friendly game of the Atlas Lions will take place on June 9 against Estonia on their home turf, six days before their opening match against Iran on June 15.
The Atlas Lions will play against Portugal in their second game on June 20 and against Spain on June 25.