Monday 20 May 2024

Football: Morocco, Mauritania Draw 0-0 in Friendly

المنتخب الوطني يتعادل مع موريتانيا

Morocco’s national football team failed to score as they drew 0-0 with Mauritania in a friendly game, held Tuesday at the Grand Stadium of Agadir.

   From the outset of the game, the national squad faced a strong Mauritanian defensive block, pushing Walid Regragui’s men to maintain their pressure to create chances, notably through Soufiane Rahimi and Brahim Diaz, but in vain.

   The changes made in the second time by national coach Walid Regragui, with the exit of Soufiane Rahimi and Hakim Ziyech, replaced by Ilias Akhomach and Youssef En-Nesyri, did not make the expected difference.

   Last Friday, the Moroccan squad bested Angola 1-0 in a friendly game at the same stadium.

MAP: 27 March 2024

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Morocco had beaten El Salvador in their opening match, before losing to Switzerland in their second game.

On the final day, the Moroccan squad took advantage of Switzerland’s defeat by El Salvador to take first place with 6 points and win the title.

Morocco’s national football team failed to score as they drew 0-0 with Mauritania in a friendly game, held Tuesday at the Grand Stadium of Agadir.

   From the outset of the game, the national squad faced a strong Mauritanian defensive block, pushing Walid Regragui’s men to maintain their pressure to create chances, notably through Soufiane Rahimi and Brahim Diaz, but in vain.

   The changes made in the second time by national coach Walid Regragui, with the exit of Soufiane Rahimi and Hakim Ziyech, replaced by Ilias Akhomach and Youssef En-Nesyri, did not make the expected difference.

   Last Friday, the Moroccan squad bested Angola 1-0 in a friendly game at the same stadium.

The Moroccan U17 football team beat Tunisia 1-0, Friday in Tunis, in a friendly game.

The Moroccan squad goal was scored by Aniss El ghizizal in the 79th minute.

The two teams will play a second friendly on March 25 in Tunis.

Morocco’s national football team beat Angol 1-0 in a friendly game, held Friday evening at the Grand stadium in Agadir.

The Atlas Lions dominated the game from start to finish, but they had to wait until the 71st minute for the opening goal, after Angolan defender David Carmo accidentally put the ball into his own net.

Despite this small win, the national squad, slightly reshuffled with the entry into play of Real Madrid star Brahim Diaz and AS Monaco player Eliesse Ben Seghir, played a great game against a well-organized Angolan defense.

Morocco will play another friendly against Mauritania on March 26 in the same city.

Morocco has been drawn into Group B alongside Argentina, Ukraine and the third-placed team in the upcoming U-23 Asian Cup, set for early May, for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament (Paris 2024), whose draw ceremony occurred on Wednesday in Paris.

The Atlas Cubs secured their place in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games after reaching the final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON-U23).

The Paris 2024 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament will take place from 24 July to 9 August.

Groups :

Group A: France, United States, AFC 4 Intercontinental Play-off winner, Guinea and New Zealand

Group B: Argentina, Morocco, AFC 3 and Ukraine

Group C: AFC 2, Spain, Egypt and Dominican Republic

Group D: AFC 1, Paraguay, Mali and Israel

NB: AFC refers to the U-23 Asian Cup, scheduled for early May.

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) on Thursday named Tarik Sektioui as the new head of the men’s Olympic team.

“This appointment is part of the new course set by the National Selection Commission which revolves around coordination and exchange between the technical executives of national teams,” the FRMF said in a press release.

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