Morocco is certainly one of the teams that are entering the World cup against all odds. They are ranked in the 22nd position after Senegal as the best African Team. Senegal is in position 18 and will also be playing in the Qatar 2022 World Cup In Group A. Big giants like Egypt who didn’t make it to the tournament will be eyeing the team. Morocco had a goalless draw with Paraguay in their warm-up matches which were played in Spain.
They are placed in Group G where they will face off giants like Croatia and Belgium, who hold the second and the third position in Russia in 2018 respectively. They will have to triumph against all these teams to make it out of the Group stage.
Morocco has played a total of 74 games at the World Cup level. In all the matches, they scored a total of 117 goals. In summary, in all the games played, they have 37 wins, 23 draws, and 14 losses in the world cup.
The Team player with the most goals scored in the World cup was Abdeljalil Hadda who scored the most Goals, with a total of 6. Noureddine Naybet is the player who has played most matches in the FIFA World cup. A total count of 34 matches. He also holds the record for the player with the most yellow cards under his name. 6 yellow cards in total. Here is a comprehensive review of the team’s strengths and weaknesses in the line-up.
The fact that Morocco in all the 74 times they have played in the world cup has only 47 goals against them says that the Goalies post is strong on. Although this is a big number compared to the 14 losses they have, the effort on the Goalie’s post is far greater than that of its defense.
Players like Bounou Yassine who currently plays for Sevilla FC and Mohand Munir playing for Al-Wehda Makkah are likely to take up the positions perfectly well. We expect the goalkeeper position to be well-secured.
There are some great names associated with the Defence in this year’s tournament. Players like Mazraoui Noussair who plays for Bayern Munchen and Saiss Romain who plays for Besiktas JK in the squad. The defense this season will likely be far much greater than the previous seasons.
Every winning team defines their play in the middle of the field. If a team has a strong midfielder, they are likely to dominate ball possession. Morocco has players like Hakimi Achraf who plays for PSG in the right midfield and Boufal Sofianne from Angers SCO in the Attacking Mid. This is the strength of Morocco. If the Midfielder coordinates and takes control of the ball, we are likely to witness one of the most exciting games from Morocco.
The weakest of all positions in the whole team. En-Nesyi Youssef of Sevilla FC is the star of the day in the team. This assumption of the forward being the weakest might change once the game rolls. However, there is a need for perfect coordination between the mid and the forward for any chance of beating Croatia in this tournament.
Players to watch out for
Hakimi Achraf, 24 years of age and plays for PSG I certainly am the player to watch out for. Playing in the Right Mid position, he is known for his fast gameplay and perfect ball control. He is likely to come out as the man of the match at the end of the first match.