Atlas Lions Confirmed their Berth in the FIFA World Cup 2018

Those who consider the Atlas Lions as undergoes might rethink with their impressive entry into the FIFA World Cup 2018. Morocco along with other four nations of the African continent would represent at the Russian games in the ensuing June-July 2018. Having shed their underachiever’s tag, probably they might go on the ramp with their talent in their background. This determination made their ambition come true of qualifying for the World Cup 2018 FIFA Cup.

Star Players

No doubt, Mehdi Benatia who represents the Italian Club Juventus is on the top of the profiles of all the players of the country. Then we have the duo – Younes Belhanda and Mbark Boussoufa to add the required energy and stamina to the midfield play. Probably, there is no second opinion that Karim El Ahmadi is the presenter of the Atlas Lions team. The attacking action of stalwart player Hakim Ziyech would be worth watching.

Probable Squad

With a host of able players on his side, the coach Herve Renard might be talented to select the right balance of the squad so that they would be able to give a tough fight to the rival teams.

Goalkeeper: You will see either Yassine Bounou or Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti or Munir Mohamedi guarding the poles at the fixtures.

Defenders: The choice of selecting the defenders will be among Manuel Da Costa, Badr Banoun, and Mehdi Benatia. Besides them, the probable players such as Hamza Mendyl, Oualid El Hajjam, Nabil Dirar, Achraf Hakimi and Romain Saiss also might add action to the game.

Midfielders: No doubt this department includes able players like Nordin Amrabat, Sofyan Amrabat, Youssef Ait Bennasser, Younes Belhanda besides Mbark Boussoufa, Karim El Ahmadi, Sofiane Boufal, and Hakim Ziyech. You can expect performance par excellence from the debutant Sofyan Amrabat, who preferred to represent Morocco over Holland.

Forward Players: The coach will make his final selection among Aziz Bouhaddouz, Yacine Bammou, Ayoub El Kaabi, and Khalid Boutaib.


Manuel Da Costa who is a defender was injured during the qualifying games and in all probabilities may not make it for the final list of the selection. Similarly, the chances of attacker Youssef El Arabi are bleak to represent at the FIFA World Cup.

The first clash between the Atlas Lions and the Iran squad scheduled on 15th June would be interesting. While the next encounter against Portugal on 20th June followed by the final game against Spain on 25th June is also important to secure a better position.

Penulis: | 1 Juni 2018 | World Cup 2018