Morocco name 23-man squad for World Cup

Herve Renard has made known Morocco’s 23-man squad for the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

The squad includes Medhi Benatia, Hakim Ziyech and Younes Belhanda as the key names.

The French born coach opted for a 23-man squad, with Oualid El Hajjam, Nouassir Mazraoui and Youssef En Nesyri named as three stand-by players.

Morocco qualified for their first World Cup since 1998 after topping a group containing Ivory Coast, Mali and Gabon.

They kick-off their campaign against Iran in Saint Petersburg on June 15, before facing Portugal in Moscow five days later.

The Atlas Lions conclude their first-round campaign against Spain in Kalingrad on June 25.

Check the full squad below:

Goalkeepers: Mounir El Kajoui (Numancia), Yassine Bounou (Girona), Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti (Ittihad Tanger)

Defenders: Medhi Benatia (Juventus), Romain Saiss (Wolves), Manuel Da Costa (Basaksehir), Badr Benoun (Raja Casablanca), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce), Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid), Hamza Mendyl (LOSC)

Midfielders: Mbark Boussoufa (Al Jazira), Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord), Youssef Ait Bennasser (Caen), Sofyan Amrabat (Feyenoord), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray), Faycal Fajr (Getafe), Amine Harit (Schalke 04)

Forwards: Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor), Aziz Bouhaddouz (Saint Pauli), Ayoub El Kaabi (Renaissance Berkane), Nordin Amrabat (Leganes), Mehdi Carcela (Standard de Liege), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax).



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