Morocco
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Atlas Lions
AssociationRoyal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF)
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNAF (North Africa)
Head coachWalid Regragui
Rachid Benmahmoud (Assistant)
CaptainRomain Saïss
Most capsNoureddine Naybet (115)[1]
Top scorerAhmed Faras (36)[1]
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeMAR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 23 Decrease 1 (25 August 2022)[2]
Highest10 (April 1998[3])
Lowest95 (September 2010)
First international
 Morocco 3–3 Iraq 
(Beirut, Lebanon; 19 October 1957)
Biggest win
 Morocco 13–1 Saudi Arabia 
(Casablanca, Morocco; 6 September 1961)
Biggest defeat
 Hungary 6–0 Morocco 
(Tokyo, Japan; 11 October 1964)
World Cup
Appearances6 (first in 1970)
Best resultRound of 16 (1986)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances18 (first in 1972)
Best resultChampions (1976)
Arab Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1998)
Best resultChampions (2012)
African Nations Championship
Appearances4 (first in 2014)
Best resultChampions (2018, 2020)

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 colours 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 FIFA Arab Cup once. They have participated in the FIFA World Cup six times.[5] Their best result came in 1986, when they were the first and the only African national team to finish top of a group at the FIFA World Cup. In that 1986 FIFA World Cup Group F, Morocco finished ahead of England, Portugal and Poland after holding both Poland and England to goalless draws, and beating Portugal 3–1. Thus they became the first African national football team, and only the second national football teams from outside Europe and the Americas (after North Korea in 1966 World Cup), to reach the second round at the World Cup. In the subsequent round of 16 knockout, they narrowly lost to eventual runners-up West Germany 1–0.

The traditional rivals of Morocco are mainly Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt. Morocco has also had very competitive matches against Gabon and Ivory Coast, due to their frequent meetings in recent years. Morocco has many talented players born in Europe and active in the top European leagues (Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Eredivisie, and is considered one of the best teams in African football history.

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 June 2022, Morocco is ranked as the 22nd best national team in the world.[6]

History

Pre-independence period

Morocco national football team in 1942 with the legend Larbi Benbarek
Morocco national football team in 1942 with the legend Larbi Benbarek

The Moroccan national team was founded in 1928 and played its first game on 22 December of that year against the B team of France, to whom it lost 2–1. This team, formed by the best footballers of the LMFA or the Moroccan Football League (settlers or natives), was active in friendly matches against other North African teams such as those of Algeria and Tunisia. These associations of settler clubs and local footballers, in addition to having their own championship, clashed with each other in a tournament that Morocco won several times, such as in 1948–1949.

The LMFA also faced some club teams such as NK Lokomotiva Zagreb in January 1950, as well as France A and France B. Against France A the LMFA made a 1–1 draw in Casablanca in 1941.

On 9 September 1954, an earthquake struck the Algerian region of Orléansville (now Chlef) and caused the destruction of the city and the death of over 1,400 people. On 7 October 1954, the French Football Association and the Maghreb inhabitants organized a charity match to raise funds for the families of the victims of the catastrophic event. In the match, held at the Parc de Princes in Paris, a team made up of Moroccans, Algerians and Tunisians played against the national team of France. Led by star Larbi Benbarek, the Maghreb selection managed to win 3–2, a month before the Toussaint Rouge attacks by the Algerian National Liberation Front which marked the beginning of the Algerian War.

The beginnings of Morocco (1955–1963)

Mohamed Massoun coach of Morocco in 1960's
Mohamed Massoun coach of Morocco in 1960's

In 1955, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation was established, at the end of the French protectorate of Morocco, which had lasted since 1912.

On 19 October 1957, at the 2nd edition of the Pan Arab Games in Lebanon, Morocco made its debut as an independent country against Iraq, at the Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, and drew 3–3. At the tournament, Morocco took the first win in its history against Libya, winning 5–1, then beat Tunisia 3–1 to reach the semi-finals. After a 1–1 draw with Syria, lots were drawn to decide who would progress to the final, and Syria were selected at Morocco's expense. Morocco withdrew from the third-place play-off against Lebanon and finished fourth overall.[7]

Between 1957 and 1958, Morocco held numerous friendly matches against the National Liberation Front team, the representative of Algeria before its independence in 1958. In 1959, the team took part for the first time in an international competition, the qualifying rounds of the 1960 Rome Olympics. Drawn into a group with Tunisia and Malta, Morocco finished second on goal difference and failed to progress. That same year, the football federation of Morocco joined FIFA.

In 1960, Morocco competed in World Cup qualification for the first time. Drawn against Tunisia in the first round, Morocco won the first leg 2–1, while Tunisia won the second leg 2–1. A play-off held in Palermo, Italy also finished in a tie, so a coin toss was used to determine who progressed. Morocco won the toss, and beat Ghana 1–0 on aggregate to reach the inter-continental play-offs. Drawn against Spain, Morocco lost 4–2 on aggregate and thus failed to qualify.

In 1961, Morocco held the Pan-Arab Games and won the football tournament, winning all five of their matches. Their third match, against Saudi Arabia, resulted in Morocco's biggest-ever victory, winning 13–1.[8] They also claimed their first two wins against a European team, beating East Germany 2–1 and 2–0.

In 1963, the Moroccan team came close to qualifying for the African Cup of Nations. In the decisive play-off against Tunisia, they were defeated 4–1 in Tunis and won 4–2 at home, they were therefore eliminated. At the Mediterranean Games in Naples 1963, they finished fourth after a 2–1 defeat in the final for third place against Spain's reserve team.[9]

First appearances in international competitions (1963–1976)

Morocco vs Netherlands in 1964
Morocco vs Netherlands in 1964

Morocco participated for the first time in the final phase of an international competition at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Having qualified under the leadership of manager Mohamed Massoun, the Moroccans were included in a group of three teams due to the withdrawal of North Korea. Morocco lost both their matches, against Hungary (6–0, the team's worst-ever defeat) and Yugoslavia (3–1, despite taking the lead in the second minute via Ali Bouachra).

In 1966, the Moroccan Football Association joined the Confederation of African Football and was able to participate in the competitions organized by the CAF.

At the 1967 Mediterranean Games in Tunis, the Moroccans were eliminated in the first round, finishing fourth in a group containing Italy, France, and Algeria.

During qualifying for the 1968 Olympics, Morocco refused to play against Israel, and were eventually replaced by Ghana.

In the two-year period 1968–1969, the team was engaged in qualifying for the Mexican World Championship in 1970. Their debut was positive, they eliminated Senegal (1–0) and Tunisia after a draw, which at the time was necessary after three draws (of which last in Marseille, by 2–2). In the final round of the preliminaries, against Sudan and Nigeria, Morocco obtained five points, finishing ahead of Nigeria and qualifying for the first time for the final round of a world championship. Shortly after, Morocco lost the decisive play-off against Algeria to enter the final stage of the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations.

Morocco thus became the first African national team to qualify for a world championship after having played in an elimination tournament (at 1934 FIFA World Cup in Italy, Egypt was the first African national team to take part in the World Cup, but without having played the qualifications before). The Moroccan team, coached by the Yugoslav Blagoje Vidinić, consisted exclusively of players in the Moroccan league, including Driss Bamous and Ahmed Faras.

On 3 June 1970, against West Germany in front of 12,942 spectators, Morocco surprisingly opened the scoring with a goal in the twenty-first game of Houmane Jarir. In the second half, however, the West Germans scored with Uwe Seeler and Gerd Müller and won by 2–1. The Lions of the Atlas then played against Peru in front of 13,537 spectators. This time the Moroccans conceded three goals in ten minutes to lose 3–0. On 11 June 1970, the eliminated Moroccans drew with Bulgaria 1–1, with a comeback goal in the sixtieth game of Maouhoub Ghazouani. It was the first point obtained by an African national team at the World Cup.[10]

In the 1972 Africa Cup of Nations qualification, the Lions of the Atlas ousted Algeria, then they faced Egypt, beating them 3–0 in the first leg and suffering a 3–2 defeat on the way back, yet they qualified for the first time for the final phase of the continental tournament. In the group stage, they had three 1–1 draws against Congo, Sudan and Zaire and were eliminated in the first round. All three Moroccan goals brought the signature of Ahmed Faras.

Qualifying for the 1972 Olympics with two wins and two draws, Morocco debuted in Group A with a goalless draw against the United States, then lost 3–0 against hosts West Germany and defeated Malaysia 6–0 with an Ahmed Faras hat-trick, thereby advancing to the second round. Due to defeats against USSR (3–0), Denmark (3–1) and Poland (5–0), they were eliminated from the tournament; finishing bottom of their group.[11] To date, this result remains the best performance of the Atlas Lions at the Olympic football tournament.

In the 1974 world cup qualifiers, Morocco successfully passed three qualifying rounds before entering the final round alongside Zambia and Zaire. Badly beaten 4–0 away by Zambia, the Moroccans bounced back in the second game, defeating the same opponent 2–0 at home. They then went to Zaire for their third game but lost 3–0, conceding all three goals in the second half, with Faras leaving the field due to injury. Morocco filed an appeal, trying to get the match to be replayed. However, it was dismissed by FIFA. In protest, Morocco withdrew from the qualifiers causing the Atlas Lions to miss their final game at home against Zaire which had already qualified for the finals, with FIFA awarding Zaire a 2-0 win on walkover. For the same reason, Morocco also decided not to take part in the 1974 African Cup of Nations qualification.

In 1974, Morocco played only two games, both against Algeria, achieving a 2–0 win and a 0–0 draw. After 1974, Morocco resumed its regular FIFA and CAF competitions. They managed to get the qualification for the 1976 Africa Cup of Nations by eliminating Ghana at the last round, but failed to qualify for the 1976 Olympics, as eliminated by Nigeria.

Between successes and defeats (1976–1986)

Morocco, coached by the Romanian Virgil Mărdărescu and captained by Ahmed Faras, took the continental throne, finishing in first place the final round of the 1976 African Cup of Nations, in his second participation in the final phase of the competition.

The final phase, in Ethiopia, foresaw a novelty, the first two classified of each of the two groups of four teams would have met in a final round from four teams, contending the title of Champion of Africa. The elimination rounds were cancelled, and replaced by a mini-championship. On 29 February 1976, the tournament started with the first matches of group A, but Morocco, entered in group B, started on 1 March 1976. Inserted in a group with Sudan, Zaire and Nigeria, Mărdărescu's team equalized 2–2 with Sudan Chérif Fetoui's Moroccan goals on the 5th and Ahmed Abouali on the 58th minute), then, thanks to Abdel Ali Zahraoui's goal on the eightieth minute of play, they beat Zaire. In the last game they won a comeback 3–1 against Nigeria (Nigerian goal on the 5th with a penalty and Moroccan trio with Ahmed Faras on the 8th, Abdallah Tazi on 19th and Larbi Chebbak on the 81st), obtaining so the first place in the group and qualifying for the final round (a group stage of four teams) together with the Nigerians, second in the standings in the group B. The final round put Morocco against Egypt. The Moroccans, had an advantage with a goal by Faras, suffered a draw, but took the lead two minutes before the end of the match again with Zahraoui and won 2–1. The next match against the Nigerians ended with a success, thanks to two goals from Ahmed Faras and Redouane El Guezzar scored in the last eight minutes of play to overturn the provisional opponent advantage (2–1). The final match, against Guinea, would have decided the African Champion team. On 14 March 1976, in Addis Ababa, the Guineans, aimed to victory, took the lead in the first half, but four minutes to the end of the match Ahmed Makrouh scored the goal of the final draw (1–1), which gave to Morocco the first cup of its history.[12]

Morocco then failed to qualify for the 1974 FIFA World Cup, the 1978 FIFA World Cup and the 1982 FIFA World Cup. At the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations, they were eliminated in the first round, while at the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations they won the third place, beating in the consolation final Egypt 2–0.[13] They then won the 1983 Mediterranean Games, played at home, thanks to a 3–0 success in the final against Turkey B.[14]

Morocco did not qualify for either the 1982 Africa Cup of Nations or that of 1984 Africa Cup of Nations. At the 1986 Africa Cup of Nations, they finished fourth, beaten 3–2 in the consolation final by the Ivory Coast (Moroccan goals by Abdelfettah Rhiati and Mohammed Sahil).[15]

Golden Generation (1986–2000)

The subsequent participation in the 1986 FIFA World Cup which took place in Mexico. Morocco, coached by the Brazilian José Faria, had a valid team at their disposal, with Aziz Bouderbala, Salahdine Hmied, Merry Krimau and Mohamed Timoumi.

In Mexico, Morocco surprisingly won a group with Portugal, England and Poland, thanks to two draws against the English and Polish team[16] and a 3–1 win against the Portuguese (Abderrazak Khairi scored twice and goals from Abdelkrim Merry Krimau).[17] However, they were narrowly eliminated by West Germany in the first knockout round, thanks to a goal from Lothar Matthäus one minute from the end of regulation time. Morocco became the first African and Arab national team to have passed the first round of a world championship.[18]

Two years later, the Moroccan team presented itself at the 1988 African Cup of Nations as a host country with high expectations. After winning the first round, they were eliminated in the semifinals by Cameroon and finished in fourth place after losing the consolation final against Algeria (1–1 after extra time and 4–3 after the penalty shots).

Failure to qualify for the 1990 FIFA World Cup opened a period of crisis. In the 1992 African Cup of Nations, the team was eliminated in the first round. They did not participate, then, either in the 1994 Africa Cup or in the 1996 African Cup.

At the end of the millennium, the North African team took part in two consecutive world championships: in the United States in 1994 and in France in 1998. On both occasions they were eliminated in the first round, although in the second case it came close to qualifying.

In 1994, Morocco were knocked out after three defeats against Belgium (1–0), Saudi Arabia (2–1, Moroccan goal of Mohammed Chaouch) and Netherlands (2–1, Moroccan goal of Hassan Nader),[19] while in 1998 they left in a controversial way. Having drawn in the first match with Norway 2–2 (goals from star Mustapha Hadji and Abdeljalil Hadda) and lost 3–0 against Brazil, Morocco coached by the French Henri Michel clearly beat (3–0) the Scotland (goal by Abdeljalil Hadda and two goals by Salaheddine Bassir) in Saint-Étienne, but by the time the qualifying seemed to have been achieved, they were overtaken in the standings by Norway, who was incredibly strong on Brazil (2–1) scoring the decisive goal in the last minutes of the game, thanks to a much discussed penalty.[20]

At the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations, after winning their group, Morocco were defeated and eliminated from South Africa (2–1). They failed to qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Difficult years (2004–2018)

Morocco national football team in 2011
Morocco national football team in 2011
Moroccan national football team in 2014
Moroccan national football team in 2014

Morocco took part in the 2004 African Cup of Nations, Morocco was drawn into Group D defeating Nigeria 1-0, defeating Benin 4-0[21] and drawing 1-1 with South Africa. Morocco qualified to the knockout stages, facing Algeria. they eventually won 3-1 in extra time[22] and won a staggering 4-0 against Mali in the semi final.[23] They lost the 2004 African Cup of Nations Final against Tunisia 2-1.[24]

The Local Atlas Lions were eliminated in the qualifiers for the first two editions of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in 2009 and 2011, before qualifying for the first time to the CHAN in the 2014 edition, which was hosted in South Africa instead of Libya, who were initially supposed to organize the only continental national competition for local players.

During their first participation in the competition, the Moroccans, led by coach Hassan Benabicha (who, in replacement of Rachid Taoussi, was asked to manage the team just a few days before the start of the final tournament), did not make it past the second round. Rachid Taoussi had been behind the qualification of the Moroccans to the competition, but did not have the chance to go further than that, as he was replaced by Hassan Benabicha, who had done well in various regional and international competitions at the time with other lower categories Moroccan national teams.

The first two matches for the Moroccans in the tournament were 0–0 and 1–1 draws against Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso, respectively. It was only after the third match that the Local Atlas Lions could ensure qualification to the second round, after beating Uganda 3–1. In the quarter-finals, Morocco were beaten surprisingly by Nigeria 3–4, after leading 3–0 in the first half.[25]

In 2016, it was another Moroccan coach, with the famous name of Mohamed Fakhir, who led the Moroccans to qualification for the second consecutive time at the CHAN, which was organized in Rwanda. However, this was even worse than their previous tournament run, with the Atlas Lions eliminated in the first round after finishing third in their group.

The team's final match, an astonishing 4–1 win against host country Rwanda could not prevent the Moroccans' elimination; they had already suffered a scoreless draw against Gabon and a 0–1 defeat against the Ivory Coast in their first two matches.[26]

In 2012, the national team won the 2012 Arab Cup, a tournament reserved for Arab national teams with a team made up only of players playing in the Moroccan championship. Morocco started its first match with a 4-0 victory against Bahrain. They tied their second match against Libya and won a staggering 4-0 in their third match against Yemen all scored by Yassine Salhi. They qualified to the knockout stages after topping their group. They face Iraq in the semi-final which they claimed a 2-1 victory. They faced Libya again in the finals for the second time in the tournament after they drew their first match. They went on to defeat Libya in the final by penalties after very long 1-1 tie; Yassine Salhi was the top scorer and named best player of the tournament.[27]

Moroccan fans could enjoy not only the hosting of the CHAN in the kingdom two years later in 2018, but also a tournament victory for their local national team, which became the third North African country to win the competition’s title, after Tunisia, winners in 2011, and Libya in 2014. The road was not easy for Moroccan players, who were coached by Jamal Sellami in 2018, as they had to face strong, experienced African National teams, especially in the semi-final and final matches. In the group phase, the path was easier, with a 4–0 victory against Mauritania[28] followed by a second 3–1 win against Guinea,[29] before a scoreless draw against Sudan in the final group match.[30] The Local Atlas Lions finished top of their group with 7 points out of 9 to advance to the quarter-finals, where they beat Namibia 2–0 in Casablanca.[31] On 31 January 2018, Al Mountakhab made history, as they qualified for the final match of the CHAN for the first time in their history after beating 2014 title winners Libya 3–1 at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca.[32] The final match was a flurry of Moroccan goals. Four in total were scored, by Zakaria Hadraf in both the 44th and 61st minutes, Walid El Karti in the 64th minute, as well as Ayoub El Kaabi (top scorer of the competition) in the 73rd minute, to win the first CHAN title for the kingdom.[33] Ayoub El Kaabi later went on to be named Total man of the tournament.[34]

Second era (2018–present)

Morocco starting 11 against Iran in the 2018 World Cup
Morocco starting 11 against Iran in the 2018 World Cup

At the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Morocco's return to the world cup finals after a 20 year absence.[35] The North Africans were drawn in Group B with World Cup favorites Spain, Portugal, and Iran. In their opening game against Iran, Morocco showed full dedication but lost 1–0 in the final minutes of the match, scored by an own goal.[36] In their second game, Morocco faced Portugal but ended losing 1–0 by a goal scored by Cristiano Ronaldo.[37] In the last match against Spain they took the lead 2–1 but was unable to keep it, and drew 2–2, scored by Khalid Boutaïb and Youssef En-Nesyri.[38]

Morocco vs Portugal in the 2018 World Cup
Morocco vs Portugal in the 2018 World Cup

Morocco entered the 2019 AFCON with high confidence, having played the previous World Cup. However, in spite of three straight group stage wins, Morocco was shockingly knocked out by less known Benin in the round of sixteen.[39]

On 19 October 2019, Morocco qualified for the 2020 African Nations Championship in Cameroon, making it to the finals for the fourth straight time after defeating Algeria 3-0 at the Stade municipal in Berkane.[40] Morocco, as title holders, were placed in Group C alongside Rwanda, Togo and Uganda. The tournament was delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Morocco unconvincingly won their opening game against Togo, thanks to a penalty scored by Yahya Jabrane in the 27th minute.[41] The second game against Rwanda ended in a goalless draw. Morocco came back from a 1-0 deficit to comfortably secure a 5-2 win against Uganda, topping the group with 7 points and eliminating their opponents in the process. Morocco then defeated Zambia 3-1 in the quarter-finals therefore advancing to the semi-finals to face Cameroon.[42] The Atlas Lions would eliminate the hosts with a resounding 4-0 scoreline at the Limbe Stadium.[43] In February 2021, Morocco won their second title after a 2–0 win over Mali in the final at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé,[44] with both goals scored late into the second half by Soufiane Bouftini and Ayoub El Kaabi. Morocco thus became the first team to win back-to-back titles since the tournament's inauguration in 2009. Soufiane Rahimi went on to be named Total Man of the tournament after an astonishing performance scoring a total of 5 goals.[45]

In December 2021, Morocco started its venture at the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup in Group C, along with Jordan, Palestine and Saudi Arabia. Morocco opened the tournament with a 4–0 win against Palestine,[46] Morocco then managed to overcome a highly defensive Jordan with another 4–0 triumph,[47] They won their final match in a 1-0 victory against Saudi Arabia.[48] they were eliminated in the quarter-final after penalty-shootout against Algeria.[49]

After easily topping their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification group which consisted of Mauritania, Burundi, and Central African Republic. Morocco were one of the favorites to win the 2021 edition of the tournament hosted in Cameroon.[50] Morocco were drawn into group E that included Gabon, Ghana and Comoros. Morocco won its first game against Ghana scored by Sofiane Boufal in the final minutes of the game. In their second game against Comoros, they claimed a 2-0 victory. their final match against Gabon was to decide who would end in top of the table, it ended in a 2-2 tie. Morocco qualified to the round of 16 after coming first in the group.[51] They won Malawi 2-1 in the round of 16.[52] They were eliminated in the quarter-final after a 2-1 loss against Egypt.[53]

Home stadium

At the time of the Cherifian Empire, the Philip stadium was the largest Moroccan stadium. Its capacity was 25,000 seats. After the country's independence, the latter changed its name to the Stade d'honneur de Casablanca (nicknamed "Donor" by the people of Casablanca). The stadium will mainly be used by the Moroccan team as well as by the two main clubs of Casablanca: Wydad AC and Raja CA. The stadium then underwent a major renovation in order to be able to host the 1983 Mediterranean Games in Casablanca towards the end of the 1970s. It reopened in 1983 under its current name, Stade Mohammed V, and then had 80,000 seats before being limited to 67,000 seats following a new renovation in view of Morocco's bid to host the World Cup in 2000. Between 2016 and 2019, the Mohammed V stadium underwent major renovation and modernization works. Its capacity is reduced again and today the stadium has 45,891 all-seated capacity.

The Grand Complex of Rabat was inaugurated in 1983 under the name of Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium. The national team also plays several matches there. The Rabat stadium could then accommodate 65,000 spectators but it was mainly used by the two local teams of Far Rabat and FUS Rabat. Its capacity was reduced to 53,000 seats in 2000 and then to 45,800 seats in 2020. It is currently the stadium of Morocco's national football team.

From 2011, the Atlas Lions played most of their matches in the new Stade de Marrakech, which has a capacity of 45,240 seats. The latter is considered to bring luck to the Moroccan team, which won several important matches there in front of a large audience, notably beating Algeria for the qualifications for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations football by 4-0,[54] and Tanzania by 3-1 allowing Morocco the qualification, then another important meeting against Mozambique ending in a crushing victory on the score of 4-0,[55] allowing this time, the qualification for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Morocco also has other large stadiums built in the 2000s such as the one in Fez Stadium which has 45,000 seats and which hosts the two clubs of the city: MAS Fez and Wydad de Fès.

Kit suppliers

Since gaining independence from France, Morocco's home colours are most red shirts and green shorts and socks, away colours are usually all white or all green.

Kit provider Period
Germany Adidas 1982–1993
Italy Lotto 1994–1995
England Umbro 1995
Italy Lotto 1995–1997
Germany Puma 1998–2002
United States Nike 2003–2006
Germany Puma 2007–2011
Germany Adidas 2012–2018
Germany Puma 2019–

Results and fixtures

Main article: Morocco national football team results (2020–present)

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2021

6 October 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Morocco  5–0  Guinea-Bissau Rabat, Morocco
21:00 (UTC+1)
Report Stadium: Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium
Referee: Boubou Traoré (Mali)
9 October 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Guinea-Bissau  0–3  Morocco Casablanca, Morocco
20:00 (UTC+1) Report
Stadium: Stade Mohamed V
Referee: Jean Jacques Ndala Ngambo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
12 October 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Guinea  1–4  Morocco Rabat, Morocco
20:00 (UTC+1)
Report
Stadium: Stade Moulay Abdellah
Referee: Sidi Alioum (Cameroon)
Note: The match was originally scheduled on 6 September 2021, 16:00 UTC+0, but was postponed due to security concerns following the 2021 Guinean coup d'état.
12 November 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Sudan  0–3  Morocco Rabat, Morocco
Report
Stadium: Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium
Referee: Peter Waweru (Kenya)
16 November 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Morocco  3–0  Guinea Rabat, Morocco
Report Stadium: Stade Mohamed V
Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)

2022

10 January 2021 AFCON GS Morocco  1–0  Ghana Yaoundé, Cameroon
17:00
Report Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)
14 January 2021 AFCON GS Morocco  2–0  Comoros Yaoundé, Cameroon
17:00 Report Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
Referee: Sadok Selmi (Tunisia)
18 January 2021 AFCON GS Gabon  2–2  Morocco Yaoundé, Cameroon
20:00
Report
Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
Referee: Beida Dahane (Mauritania)
25 January 2021 AFCON R16 Morocco  2–1  Malawi Yaoundé, Cameroon
20:00
Report
Stadium: Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium
Referee: Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Burundi)
30 January 2021 AFCON QF Egypt  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Morocco Yaoundé, Cameroon
16:00
Report
Stadium: Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium
Referee: Maguette N'Diaye (Senegal)
25 March 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification 1st leg DR Congo  1–1  Morocco Kinshasa, DR Congo
16:00
Report Stadium: Stade des Martyrs
Referee: Victor Gomes (South Africa)
29 March 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification 2nd leg Morocco  4–1
(5–2 agg.)
 DR Congo Casablanca, Morocco
19:30
Report
Stadium: Stade Mohammed V
Referee: Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Burundi)
1 June Friendly United States  3–0  Morocco Cincinnati, United States
19:30
Report Stadium: TQL Stadium
Attendance: 19,512
Referee: Ismael Cornejo (El Salvador)
9 June 2023 AFCON qualification Morocco  2–1  South Africa Rabat, Morocco
20:00 Report
Stadium: Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium
Referee: Sadok Selmi (Tunisia)
13 June 2023 AFCON qualification Liberia  0–2  Morocco Casablanca, Morocco
20:00 Report
Stadium: Stade Mohammed V
Referee: Mohamed Moussa (Niger)
23 September Friendly Morocco  2–0  Chile Barcelona, Spain
Report Stadium: RCDE Stadium
Referee: Martin Dohál (Slovakia)
27 September Friendly Morocco  0-0  Paraguay Seville, Spain
21:00 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Estadio Benito Villamarín
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
23 November 2022 FIFA World Cup Morocco  v  Croatia Al Khor, Qatar
13:00 Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium
27 November 2022 FIFA World Cup Belgium  v  Morocco Doha, Qatar
22:00 Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium
1 December 2022 FIFA World Cup Canada  v  Morocco Doha, Qatar
18:00 Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium

2023

March 2023 AFCON qualification South Africa  v  Morocco
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March 2023 AFCON qualification Morocco  v  Liberia
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Coaching staff

Position Name
Head coach Morocco Walid Regragui[56]
Assistant coach Morocco Rachid Benmahmoud
Morocco Gharib Amzine
Goalkeeping coach Morocco Omar Harrak
Fitness coach Spain Edu Gonzalez
Video Analyst Morocco Moussa El Habachi
Technical director Belgium Chris Van Puyvelde

Coaching history

As of 22 September 2022[57]

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Chile and Paraguay in 23 and 27 September 2022, respectively.[62]

Caps and goals are correct as of 27 September 2022, after the match against Paraguay.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Yassine Bounou (vice-captain) (1991-04-05) 5 April 1991 (age 31) 45 0 Spain Sevilla
12 1GK Munir Mohamedi (1989-05-10) 10 May 1989 (age 33) 43 0 Saudi Arabia Al Wehda
22 1GK Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (1996-04-05) 5 April 1996 (age 26) 3 0 Morocco Wydad AC
1GK Anas Zniti (1988-10-28) 28 October 1988 (age 33) 5 0 Morocco Raja CA

2 2DF Achraf Hakimi (1998-11-04) 4 November 1998 (age 23) 53 8 France Paris Saint-Germain
3 2DF Noussair Mazraoui (1997-11-14) 14 November 1997 (age 24) 14 2 Germany Bayern Munich
5 2DF Jawad El Yamiq (1992-02-29) 29 February 1992 (age 30) 11 2 Spain Valladolid
6 2DF Romain Saïss (captain) (1990-03-26) 26 March 1990 (age 32) 65 1 Turkey Beşiktaş
20 2DF Achraf Dari (1999-05-06) 6 May 1999 (age 23) 4 0 France Stade Brest
24 2DF Samy Mmaee (1996-09-08) 8 September 1996 (age 26) 10 0 Hungary Ferencváros
26 2DF Yahia Attiyat Allah (1995-03-02) 2 March 1995 (age 27) 1 0 Morocco Wydad AC
2DF Badr Benoun (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 (age 28) 3 0 Qatar Qatar SC
2DF Fahd Moufi[63] (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 26) 0 0 Portugal Portimonense

4 3MF Sofyan Amrabat (1996-08-21) 21 August 1996 (age 26) 38 0 Italy Fiorentina
8 3MF Azzedine Ounahi (2000-04-19) 19 April 2000 (age 22) 9 2 France Angers
10 3MF Younès Belhanda (1990-02-25) 25 February 1990 (age 32) 59 5 Turkey Adana Demirspor
11 3MF Abdelhamid Sabiri (1996-11-28) 28 November 1996 (age 25) 2 1 Italy Sampdoria
13 3MF Ilias Chair (1997-10-30) 30 October 1997 (age 24) 10 1 England Queens Park Rangers
15 3MF Selim Amallah (1996-11-15) 15 November 1996 (age 25) 23 4 Belgium Standard Liège
18 3MF Amine Harit (1997-06-18) 18 June 1997 (age 25) 16 0 France Marseille
25 3MF Yahya Jabrane (1991-06-18) 18 June 1991 (age 31) 4 0 Morocco Wydad AC

7 4FW Hakim Ziyech (1993-03-19) 19 March 1993 (age 29) 42 17 England Chelsea
9 4FW Munir El Haddadi (1995-09-01) 1 September 1995 (age 27) 11 2 Spain Getafe
14 4FW Zakaria Aboukhlal (2000-02-18) 18 February 2000 (age 22) 12 2 France Toulouse
16 4FW Abde Ezzalzouli (2001-12-17) 17 December 2001 (age 20) 2 0 Spain Osasuna
17 4FW Sofiane Boufal (1993-09-17) 17 September 1993 (age 29) 31 5 France Angers
19 4FW Youssef En-Nesyri (1997-06-01) 1 June 1997 (age 25) 49 14 Spain Sevilla
21 4FW Walid Cheddira (1998-01-22) 22 January 1998 (age 24) 2 0 Italy Bari
23 4FW Ryan Mmaee (1997-11-01) 1 November 1997 (age 24) 13 4 Hungary Ferencvárosi
4FW Ayoub El Kaabi (1993-06-25) 25 June 1993 (age 29) 23 8 Turkey Hatayspor
4FW Soufiane Rahimi (1996-03-23) 23 March 1996 (age 26) 6 0 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Sami Tlemcani (2004-02-21) 21 February 2004 (age 18) 0 0 England Chelsea v.  Guinea, 12 October 2021

DF Hamza El Moussaoui[63] (1993-04-07) 7 April 1993 (age 29) 0 0 Morocco RS Berkane v.  Chile, 23 September 2022 INJ
DF Sofiane Alakouch (1998-07-29) 29 July 1998 (age 24) 4 0 France Metz v.  Liberia, 13 June 2022
DF Sofian Chakla (1993-09-02) 2 September 1993 (age 29) 4 0 Belgium OH Leuven v.  Liberia, 13 June 2022
DF Mohamed Chibi (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 29) 1 0 Egypt Pyramids v.  Liberia, 13 June 2022
DF Adam Masina (1994-01-02) 2 January 1994 (age 28) 16 0 Italy Udinese v.  Liberia, 13 June 2022 INJ
DF Nayef Aguerd (1996-03-30) 30 March 1996 (age 26) 21 1 England West Ham v.  Liberia, 13 June 2022 INJ
DF Souffian El Karouani (2000-10-19) 19 October 2000 (age 21) 3 0 Netherlands NEC 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
DF Ayoub El Amloud (1994-04-08) 8 April 1994 (age 28) 1 0 Morocco Wydad AC v.  Guinea, 12 October 2021

MF Fayçal Fajr (1988-08-01) 1 August 1988 (age 34) 51 4 Saudi Arabia Al Wehda v.  Liberia, 13 June 2022
MF Aymen Barkok (1998-05-21) 21 May 1998 (age 24) 18 1 Germany Mainz 05 v.  Liberia, 13 June 2022
MF Adel Taarabt (1989-05-24) 24 May 1989 (age 33) 30 4 United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr v.  Liberia, 13 June 2022
MF Imran Louza (1999-05-01) 1 May 1999 (age 23) 11 2 England Watford v.  DR Congo, 29 March 2022
MF Youssef Maleh (1998-08-28) 28 August 1998 (age 24) 0 0 Italy Fiorentina v.  Guinea, 16 November 2021
MF Abdou Harroui (1998-01-13) 13 January 1998 (age 24) 0 0 Italy Sassuolo v.  Guinea, 12 October 2021

FW Tarik Tissoudali (1993-04-02) 2 April 1993 (age 29) 9 2 Belgium Gent v.  Liberia, 13 June 2022 INJ
FW Achraf Bencharki (1994-09-24) 24 September 1994 (age 28) 11 0 United Arab Emirates Al Jazira 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

DEC Player declined the call-up to the squad
INJ Did not make it to the current squad due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Player retired from internationals
SUS Player is suspended
WD Player withdrew from the roster for non-injury related reasons

Previous squads

Player records

As of 12 June 2021[64]
Players in bold are still active with Morocco.

Most appearances

Noureddine Naybet is Morocco's most capped player with 115 appearances
Noureddine Naybet is Morocco's most capped player with 115 appearances
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Noureddine Naybet 115 4 1990–2006
2 Ahmed Faras 94 36 1966–1979
3 Youssef Safri 79 8 1999–2009
4 Houssine Kharja 78 12 2004–2015
Ezzaki Badou 78 0 1979–1992
6 Abdelmajid Dolmy 76 2 1973–1988
7 Youssef Chippo 73 9 1996–2006
Mohamed Hazzaz 73 0 1969–1979
9 Abdelkrim El Hadrioui 72 4 1992–2001
10 Mbark Boussoufa 70 8 2006–2019

Top goalscorers

Ahmed Faras is Morocco's top scorer with 36 goals.
Ahmed Faras is Morocco's top scorer with 36 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Ahmed Faras 36 94 0.38 1966–1979
2 Salaheddine Bassir 27 59 0.46 1994–2002
3 Abdeljalil Hadda 19 48 0.4 1995–2002
4 Hassan Amcharrat 18 39 0.46 1971–1979
Marouane Chamakh 18 65 0.28 2003–2014
6 Abdeslam Laghrissi 17 35 0.49 1984–1995
Hakim Ziyech 17 41 0.41 2015–present
8 Youssef El-Arabi 16 46 0.36 2010–present
Youssouf Hadji 16 64 0.25 2003–2012
10 Youssef En-Nesyri 14 48 0.29 2016-present
Aziz Bouderbala 14 57 0.25 1979–1992

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

Main article: Morocco at the FIFA World Cup

Morocco's national football team has participated six times in the FIFA World Cup. Their best performance was the 1986 edition when they advanced to the second round, being the first African nation to do so. In 1998, the team narrowly missed repeating the same achievement.

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Part of  France Part of  France
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958 Did not enter Did not enter
Chile 1962 Did not qualify 7 2 2 3 7 8
England 1966 Withdrew Withdrew
Mexico 1970 Group stage 14th 3 0 1 2 2 6 10 4 4 2 11 7
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify 10 4 3 3 12 13
Argentina 1978 2 0 2 0 2 2
Spain 1982 8 3 2 3 5 6
Mexico 1986 Round of 16 11th 4 1 2 1 3 2 8 5 2 1 12 1
Italy 1990 Did not qualify 6 1 3 2 4 5
United States 1994 Group stage 23rd 3 0 0 3 2 5 10 7 2 1 19 4
France 1998 18th 3 1 1 1 5 5 6 5 1 0 14 2
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify 10 6 3 1 11 3
Germany 2006 10 5 5 0 17 7
South Africa 2010 10 3 3 4 14 13
Brazil 2014 6 2 3 1 9 8
Russia 2018 Group stage 27th 3 0 1 2 2 4 8 4 3 1 13 1
Qatar 2022 Qualified 8 7 1 0 25 3
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total Round of 16 6/22 16 2 5 9 14 22 119 58 39 22 175 83

Africa Cup of Nations

Main article: Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations

Africa Cup of Nations record Africa Cup of Nations qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Sudan 1957 Not affiliated to CAF Not affiliated to CAF
United Arab Republic 1959
Ethiopia 1962 Withdrew Withdrew
Ghana 1963 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 5 6
Tunisia 1965 Did not enter Did not enter
Ethiopia 1968
Sudan 1970 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 1 2
Cameroon 1972 Group stage 5th 3 0 3 0 3 3 4 2 0 2 9 6
Egypt 1974 Did not enter Did not enter
Ethiopia 1976 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 11 6 6 4 0 2 13 4
Ghana 1978 Group stage 6th 3 1 1 1 2 4 Qualified as defending champions
Nigeria 1980 Third Place 3rd 5 2 1 2 4 3 4 2 1 1 14 5
Libya 1982 Did not qualify 4 3 0 1 8 4
Ivory Coast 1984 4 1 2 1 4 2
Egypt 1986 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 2 2 4 5 2 1 1 0 1 0
Morocco 1988 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 3 1 3 3 Qualified as hosts
Algeria 1990 Did not qualify 2 0 2 0 1 1
Senegal 1992 Group stage 9th 2 0 1 1 1 2 6 4 0 2 11 4
Tunisia 1994 Did not qualify 6 2 2 2 5 4
South Africa 1996 4 1 1 2 2 4
Burkina Faso 1998 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 1 1 6 3 6 4 2 0 10 1
Ghana Nigeria 2000 Group stage 11th 3 1 1 1 1 2 4 2 2 0 6 4
Mali 2002 9th 3 1 1 1 3 4 6 3 1 2 5 4
Tunisia 2004 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 14 4 6 5 1 0 10 0
Egypt 2006 Group stage 13th 3 0 2 1 0 1 10 5 5 0 17 7
Ghana 2008 11th 3 1 0 2 7 6 4 3 1 0 6 1
Angola 2010 Did not qualify 10 3 3 4 14 13
Gabon Equatorial Guinea 2012 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 4 5 6 3 2 1 8 2
South Africa 2013 10th 3 0 3 0 3 3 2 1 0 1 4 2
Equatorial Guinea 2015 Disqualified Originally qualified as hosts, then disqualified
Gabon 2017 Quarter-finals 7th 4 2 0 2 4 3 6 5 1 0 10 1
Egypt 2019 Round of 16 9th 4 3 1 0 4 1 6 3 2 1 8 3
Cameroon 2021 Quarter-finals 5th 5 3 1 1 8 5 6 4 2 0 10 1
Ivory Coast 2023 To be determined To be determined
Guinea 2025
Total 1 Title 18/33 70 27 24 19 82 63 118 63 31 24 182 81

African Nations Championship

Main article: Morocco A' national football team

African Nations Championship African Nations Championship qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Ivory Coast 2009 Did not qualify 4 1 2 1 5 6
Sudan 2011 2 0 2 0 3 3
South Africa 2014 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 2 1 7 6 2 1 1 0 1 0
Rwanda 2016 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 4 2 4 3 1 0 11 3
Morocco 2018 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 16 2 2 1 1 0 4 2
Cameroon 2020 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 15 3 2 1 1 0 3 0
Algeria 2022 Qualified Bye to the final tournament
Total 2 titles 4/6 19 12 5 2 42 13 16 7 8 1 27 14

Olympic games

Summer Olympics
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
19081960 Part of France
Italy 1960 Did not qualify
Japan 1964 Round 1 13 2 0 0 2 1 9
Mexico 1968 Qualified, but withdrew
West Germany 1972 Round 2 8 6 1 1 4 7 14
Canada 1976 Did not qualify
Soviet Union 1980
United States 1984 Round 1 12 3 1 0 2 1 4
South Korea 1988 Did not qualify
Since 1992 See Morocco national under-23 football team
Total Round 2 7/26 23 3 5 15 17 48

All-Africa Games

All-Africa Games
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Republic of the Congo 1965 Did not enter
Nigeria 1973
Algeria 1978
Kenya 1987
Egypt 1991
Zimbabwe 1995
South Africa 1999
Nigeria 2003
Algeria 2007
Mozambique 2011
Republic of the Congo 2015
Morocco 2019 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 3 4
Ghana 2023 To be determined
All Total Group stage 1/12 3 1 1 1 3 4

Mediterranean Games

1951 to 1987 senior teams, from 1991 youth teams.

Mediterranean Games
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Egypt 1951 Did not enter
Spain 1955
Lebanon 1959
Italy 1963 Fourth Place 4th 4 2 0 2 4 6
Tunisia 1967 Group stage 7th 3 1 0 2 4 6
Turkey 1971 Disqualified
Algeria 1975 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 4 0 3 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1979 Group stage 6th 3 0 2 1 2 3
Morocco 1983
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Gold Medal
1st 4 3 1 0 8 2
Syria 1987 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 2 2
Since 1991 See Morocco national under-23 football team or Morocco national under-20 football team
Total 2 Title 7/10 22 8 8 6 23 21

Pan Arab Games

Pan Arab Games
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Egypt 1953 Did not enter
Lebanon 1957 Fourth Place 4th 4 2 2 0 12 6
Morocco 1961
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Gold Medal
1st 5 5 0 0 26 6
United Arab Republic 1965 Did not enter
Syria 1976
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Gold Medal
1st 6 4 2 0 12 -
Morocco 1985
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Silver Medal
2nd 5 3 1 1 9 3
Syria 1992 Did not enter
Lebanon 1997
Jordan 1999
Algeria 2004 No football tournament
Egypt 2007 Did not enter
Qatar 2011
Total 2 Title 4/11 20 14 5 1 59 15

FIFA Arab Cup

FIFA Arab Cup
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Lebanon 1963 Did not participate
Kuwait 1964
Iraq 1966
Saudi Arabia 1985
Jordan 1988
Syria 1992
Qatar 1998 Group stage 5th 2 1 0 1 2 2
Kuwait 2002 Semi-finals 4th 5 1 2 2 5 6
2009 Cancelled
Saudi Arabia 2012 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 11 2
Qatar 2021 Quarter-finals 5th 4 3 1 0 11 2
Total 1 Title 4/10 16 9 4 3 29 12

Minor tournaments

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Tunisia 1958 Djamila Bouhired Tournament Third Place 3rd 2 1 0 1 3 3
Libya 1964 Tripoli Fair Tournament Third Place 3rd 4 2 0 2 5 5
Spain 1965 World Military Cup Third Place 3rd 3 1 1 1 3 5
Libya 1965 Tripoli Fair Tournament Third Place 3rd 3 1 1 1 2 1
Morocco 1966 World Military Cup Runners-up 2nd 3 0 1 2 1 4
Libya 1966 Tripoli Fair Tournament Winners 1st 4 3 0 1 4 5
Belgium 1967 World Military Cup Third Place 3rd - - - - - -
Syria 1974 Kuneitra Cup Winners 1st 7 6 1 0 16 5
Malaysia 1980 Merdeka Tournament Winners 1st 8 5 2 1 15 7
China 1982 Beijing International Friendship Tournaments Winners 1st 5 1 4 0 7 6
India 1985 Nehru Cup Semi-finals 3rd 4 2 1 1 7 3
South Korea 1987 President's Cup Football Tournament Group stage 6th 5 2 0 3 6 6
France 1988 Tournoi de France Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 4 3
Italy 1989 World Military Cup Runners-up 2nd 3 1 1 1 3 4
Morocco 1993 World Military Cup Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 16 5
United Arab Emirates 1994 Friendship Tournament Runners-up 2nd 3 1 2 0 4 3
United Arab Emirates 1996 Friendship Tournament Runners-up 2nd 3 1 1 1 4 3
Morocco 1996 King Hassan II International Cup Tournament Third Place 3rd 2 1 1 0 4 2
Morocco 1998 King Hassan II International Cup Tournament Third Place 3rd 2 0 1 1 2 3
Guinea 1998 African Military Cup Fourth Place 4th - - - - - -
Morocco 1999 LG Cup (Morocco) Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 2 2
Morocco 2000 King Hassan II International Cup Tournament Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 2 5
United Arab Emirates 2001 Friendship Tournament Winners 1st 3 1 2 0 6 4
Morocco 2002 LG Cup (Morocco) Third Place 3rd 2 1 1 0 2 0
Iran 2002 LG Cup (Iran) Third Place 3rd 2 0 2 0 1 1
Qatar 2004 Qatar International Friendship Tournament Winners 1st 5 4 0 1 9 4
Morocco 2011 LG Cup (Morocco) Third Place 3rd 2 0 1 1 1 2
France 2015 Toulon Tournament Runners-up 2nd 5 2 2 1 9 7
Total 6 Titles 28/28 91 43 25 23 138 98

Awards

African National Team of the Year

Head-to-head performance

Correct as of 23 September 2022.

Team Confederation GP W D L GF GA GD Win% Loss%
 Albania UEFA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0% 0%
 Algeria CAF 36 17 12 7 48 26 +22 47.22% 19.44%
 Angola CAF 7 4 2 1 11 7 +4 57.14% 14.29%
 Argentina CONMEBOL 3 0 0 3 1 5 –4 0% 100%
 Armenia UEFA 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 100% 0%
 Australia AFC 1 0 0 1 0 1 –1 0% 100%
 Austria UEFA 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 100% 0%
 Bahrain AFC 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 100% 0%
 Belgium UEFA 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 33.33% 66.67%
 Benin CAF 6 5 1 0 20 3 +17 83.33% 0%
 Botswana CAF 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 100% 0%
 Brazil CONMEBOL 3 0 0 3 0 7 –7 0% 100%
 Bulgaria UEFA 6 2 3 1 10 5 +5 33.33% 16.67%
 Burkina Faso CAF 11 7 2 2 16 6 +10 63.64% 18.18%
 Burundi CAF 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 100% 0%
 Cameroon CAF 13 2 5 6 10 12 –2 15.38% 46.15%
 Canada CONCACAF 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 66.67% 0%
 Cape Verde CAF 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 66.67% 0%
 Central African Republic CAF 5 3 2 0 10 1 +9 60% 0%
 Chile CONMEBOL 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 50% 0%
 China AFC 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 0% 0%
 Colombia CONMEBOL 1 0 0 1 0 2 –2 0% 100%
 Comoros CAF 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 66.67% 0%
 Congo CAF 5 3 2 0 6 2 +4 60% 0%
 Costa Rica CONCACAF 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100% 0%
 Croatia UEFA 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0% 0%
 Czech Republic UEFA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0% 0%
 Denmark UEFA 2 1 0 1 5 5 0 50% 50%
 DR Congo CAF 16 5 8 3 22 11 +11 31.25% 18.75%
 East Germany UEFA 4 3 0 1 8 5 +3 75% 25%
 Egypt CAF 30 14 12 4 35 18 +17 46.67% 13.33%
 England UEFA 2 0 1 1 0 1 –1 0% 50%
 Equatorial Guinea CAF 5 4 0 1 10 2 +2 80% 20%
 Estonia UEFA 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 100% 0%
 Ethiopia CAF 7 7 0 0 16 0 +16 100% 0%
 Finland UEFA 2 0 1 1 0 1 –1 0% 50%
 France UEFA 11 2 4 5 9 19 –10 18.18% 45.45%
 Gabon CAF 19 9 4 6 38 20 +18 47.37% 31.58%
 Gambia CAF 8 6 1 1 14 2 +12 75% 12.5%
 Germany* UEFA 6 0 0 6 3 17 –14 0% 100%
 Ghana CAF 11 5 3 3 8 8 0 45.45% 27.27%
 Greece UEFA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0% 0%
 Guinea CAF 14 6 6 2 19 12 +7 42.86% 14.29%
 Guinea-Bissau CAF 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8 100% 0%
 Hong Kong AFC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0% 0%
 Hungary UEFA 3 0 0 3 2 12 –10 0% 100%
 India AFC 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100% 0%
 Indonesia AFC 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100% 0%
 Iran AFC 1 0 0 1 0 1 –1 0% 100%
 Iraq AFC 10 3 4 3 6 10 –4 30% 30%
 Italy UEFA 1 0 0 1 0 1 –1 0% 100%
 Ivory Coast CAF 21 7 7 7 27 25 +2 33.33% 33.33%
 Jamaica CONCACAF 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100% 0%
 Jordan AFC 4 4 0 0 12 2 +10 100% 0%
 Kenya CAF 5 3 2 0 10 2 +8 60% 0%
 Kuwait AFC 6 3 2 1 14 9 +5 50% 16.67%
 Lebanon AFC 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 66.67% 33.33%
 Liberia CAF 4 3 0 1 11 3 +8 75% 25%
 Libya CAF 20 10 6 4 34 18 +16 50% 20%
 Luxembourg UEFA 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 100% 0%
 Malawi CAF 11 7 3 1 17 4 +13 63.64% 9.09%
 Malaysia AFC 4 2 1 1 10 5 +5 50% 25%
 Mali CAF 20 9 6 5 33 12 +21 45% 25%
 Malta UEFA 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 66.67% 0%
 Mauritania CAF 10 7 3 0 27 5 +22 70% 0%
 Mexico CONCACAF 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100% 0%
 Mozambique CAF 4 3 0 1 11 2 +9 75% 25%
 Myanmar AFC 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0% 0%
 Namibia CAF 7 6 1 0 15 2 +13 85.71% 0%
 Netherlands UEFA 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 33.33% 66.67%
 New Zealand OFC 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 100% 0%
 Niger CAF 7 6 0 1 16 2 +14 85.71% 14.29%
 Nigeria CAF 11 6 2 3 14 8 +6 54.55% 27.27%
 Northern Ireland UEFA 2 0 1 1 2 3 –1 0% 50%
 Norway UEFA 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0% 0%
 Oman AFC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0% 0%
 Palestine AFC 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 100% 0%
 Paraguay CONMEBOL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0% 0%
 Peru CONMEBOL 1 0 0 1 0 3 –3 0% 100%
 Poland UEFA 5 1 2 2 3 9 –6 20% 40%
 Portugal UEFA 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 50% 50%
 Qatar AFC 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 50% 0%
 Republic of Ireland UEFA 1 0 0 1 0 1 –1 0% 100%
 Romania UEFA 2 1 0 1 3 5 –2 50% 50%
 Russia** UEFA 4 0 1 3 3 7 –4 0% 75%
 Rwanda CAF 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 50% 25%
 São Tomé and Príncipe CAF 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 100% 0%
 Saudi Arabia AFC 8 3 2 3 17 7 +10 37.5% 37.5%
 Scotland UEFA 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100% 0%
 Senegal CAF 30 17 6 7 41 18 +23 56.67% 23.33%
 Serbia*** UEFA 6 1 1 4 5 12 –7 16.67% 66.67%
 Sierra Leone CAF 7 6 1 0 14 0 +14 85.71% 0%
 Singapore AFC 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100% 0%
 Slovakia UEFA 2 2 0 0 4 2 0 100% 0%
 Somalia CAF 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100% 0%
 South Africa CAF 7 2 3 2 9 10 –1 28.57% 28.57%
 South Korea AFC 6 1 4 1 10 9 +1 16.67% 16.67%
 South Yemen AFC 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 100% 0%
 Spain UEFA 3 0 1 2 4 6 –2 0% 66.67%
 Sudan CAF 7 3 4 0 9 3 0 42.86% 0%
  Switzerland UEFA 4 3 0 1 7 10 –3 75% 25%
 Syria AFC 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 100% 0%
 Tanzania CAF 4 3 0 1 7 5 +2 75% 25%
 Thailand AFC 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100% 0%
 Togo CAF 12 6 3 3 22 11 +11 50% 25%
 Trinidad and Tobago CONCACAF 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 100% 0%
 Tunisia CAF 50 13 28 9 53 46 +7 26% 18%
 Uganda CAF 4 2 0 2 10 8 +2 50% 50%
 Ukraine UEFA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0% 0%
 United Arab Emirates AFC 5 2 2 1 6 4 +2 40% 20%
 Uruguay CONMEBOL 2 0 0 2 0 2 –2 0% 100%
 United States CONCACAF 5 3 1 1 6 5 +1 60% 20%
 Uzbekistan AFC 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100% 0%
 Yemen AFC 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 100% 0%
 Zambia CAF 18 10 2 6 23 18 +5 55.56% 33.33%
 Zimbabwe CAF 5 3 2 0 6 2 +4 60% 0%

(*) includes  West Germany
(**) includes  Soviet Union
(***) includes  Yugoslavia

Honours

See also

Other football codes

Notes

  1. ^ Arabic: منتخب المغرب لكرة القدم
    French: Équipe du Maroc de football

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