Morocco Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022: It’s time to enjoy the 22nd edition of FIFA World Cup 2022 by supporting Morocco. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022. It’s the last time that will witness 32 team participants (48 national squads from the next FIFA World Cup 2026, which is scheduled to play in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.), including Morocco Team. These 32 teams are divided into 8 Groups i.e. Group A to Group H. Morocco is in Group F alongside Belgium, Canada, and Croatia. The 2 teams of Group F, Belgium, and Canada are already Advanced to the Knockout Stage. Below in this article, we’re discussing the Squad for the Morocco Team in the FIFA 2022 World Cup [Wikipedia] in the detail.
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About Morocco Football Team
According to Wikipedia, The Morocco national football team,[a] nicknamed “the Atlas Lions”, represents Morocco in men’s international football competitions. It is controlled by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, also known as FRMF. The team’s colors are red and green. The team is a member of both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Internationally, Morocco won the 1976 African Cup of Nations, two African Nations Championships, and the FIFA Arab Cup once. They have participated in the FIFA World Cup six times. Their best result came in 1986 when they were the first African national team to finish top of a group at the World Cup. However, they narrowly lost to eventual runners-up West Germany 1–0.
The Atlas Lions were considered one of the best national football teams in the world when they ranked 10th in the FIFA World Rankings in April 1998, as the first African national team in history to be ranked by FIFA in the top ten national football teams. They are also the only African national team in history to have been at the top of the FIFA World Rankings for three consecutive years, by FIFA from 1997 to 1999. As of October 2022, Morocco is ranked as the 22nd-best national team in the world.
Morocco Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022
The final Morocco World Cup 2022 Squad is scheduled to declare on November 09, and we can check down the 26-man provisional/final list after being revealed by Morocco National Team Coaches. The following 26 players were called up for a training camp in Spain and Austria in order to prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November. The next match will be on 23 November at the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Croatia.
Walid Regragui is a Moroccan football manager and a retired professional footballer who played as a defender. He is the head coach of the Morocco national football team.
Born in France, Regragui was a full international for Morocco. Clubs he played for include Toulouse, AC Ajaccio, Grenoble and Racing Santander. In the summer of 2009, he moved from Grenoble to Moroccan side Moghreb Tétouan for his last playing career.
Noureddine Naybet is a Moroccan retired professional footballer who played as a central defender. He played in Spain (Deportivo de La Coruña) and Portugal for Sporting CP and England for Tottenham Hotspur. He is considered one of the best defenders in La Liga of his generation. Naybet spent the longest and most successful period of his career with Deportivo La Coruña in Spain's La Liga, from 1996 to 2004. He was named the 44th greatest African player of all time by the African football expert Ed Dove.
Naybet played a record 115 matches for the Morocco national team scoring four goals, representing the country in two World Cups and six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
The FIFA assigns a three-letter country code (more properly termed a trigram or trigraph) to each of its member and non-member countries. These are the official codes used by the FIFA and its continental confederations (AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA) as name abbreviations of countries and dependent areas, in official competitions.