In this blog we will be taking a comprehensive look at the Morocco national football team and their chances at the FIFA World Cup. Are you a supporter of the Morocco football team? Check out betting tips and odds at LV BET Sportsbook and place your bets on your favourite team.
Morocco has qualified for the final stages of the FIFA World Cup on six occasions, which were in 1970, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2018 and now in 2022. Their best-ever performance was in 1986 when they reached the round of 16.
Morocco national football team has participated in 16 games in the FIFA World Cup, winning two and drawing five and losing nine.
Read on to learn more about:
- Morocco’s football team FIFA World Cup history
- Morocco’s road to Qatar
- Morocco squad
- LV BET betting tips on Morocco
Morocco at the FIFA World Cup
Morocco national football team appeared in five previous FIFA World Cup editions, being eliminated in the group stages four times before managing to top their group and advance to the round of 16 in 1986.
The group of 1986 was one of the toughest as Morocco came up against Poland, England and Portugal, with many people not giving Morocco much of a chance. They managed to hang on to 0-0 draws against England and Poland and secured the top spot by winning in style against Portugal by 3-1.
Morocco national team got eliminated in the group stages in every other World Cup tournament the country took part in. The only edition in which they managed to win a game was in 1998; however they failed to make it through to the next round.
In the latest participation in the FIFA World Cup in 2018, Morocco lost the first two games by 1-0 against Iran and Portugal, respectively. Morocco was twice pegged back in the last match against Spain as the game ended in a 2-2 draw.
Morocco successes and failures at the previous FIFA World Cup,
The Morocco national football team have had few campaigns that one can say were successful. The one time they managed to get out of the group stage would surely be a great success as they also managed to top the group. The end of the round in that campaign for Morocco came when they faced West Germany in the round of 16 as they lost 1-0.
One of the least competitive campaigns for the Morocco side was back in 1994 when they lost all three group games and scored only twice. The losses came against Belgium, Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands. Another disappointing appearance for Morocco was back in 1970 when they only managed to get one point after losing 2-1 against West Germany, 3-0 against Peru, and then a 1-1 scoreline against Bulgaria.
Morocco’s road to the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Morocco football team took the group stage of the African world cup qualifiers by a storm as they ranked up the most points of all the groups. Morocco was the only team that managed to win all six games and just conceded one goal, a brilliant build-up to the FIFA World Cup.
After progressing to the third round, Morocco faced DR Congo in the grudge match, deciding who would make it to the World Cup. In the first match, DR Congo started out best, as they netted in the 12th minute. Tarik Tissoudali equalised in the 76th minute for his country, and that is how the match ended – with Morocco getting a great result away from home. When Morocco football team hosted DR Congo, it was all about the striking Moroccan squad as they ran riot, scoring four and putting the tie beyond the reach of DR Congo.
With that impressive performance, Morocco booked their place in Group F, which will be tough for the African side as they come up against Belgium, Croatia and Canada.
Who will Morocco play against at the Qatar 2022 World Cup?
Morocco football team will participate in Group F, together with Belgium, Croatia and debutants Canada.
Belgium and Croatia will most likely make it to the knockout stage, with Canada and Morocco fighting for the last two spots. Morocco has performed well in recent years when they line up against so-called big teams such as Belgium and Croatia, so it will surely be an exciting group, we might have an upset on the cards.
The fixtures for Morocco national football team are as follows:
- Morocco vs Croatia 23 November 2022 11:00 AI Thumama Stadium
- Belgium vs Morocco 27 November 2022 14:00 AI Thumama Stadium
- Canada vs Morocco 1 December 2022 16:00 AI Thumama Stadium
Morocco squad for the World Cup in Qatar
Morocco has some great names within its squad with one of the most well-known talents Hakim Ziyech and Achraf Hakimi playing with Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain respectively. One of the best and most talented individuals, Adel Taarabt, who played in the English Premier League and also with Milan, will provide great experience on and off the pitch.
Players such as Romain Saiss, who plays with Wolves, and Sofiane Boufal, who is currently playing with West Ham, will add to the midfield’s stability to assert dominance.
Leading the Morocco National football team players in Qatar will be Vahid Halilhodzic, who is a Bosnian professional football manager. The Bosnian coach has been with the team since 2019.
Where to see FIFA World Cup 2022 matches in Morocco?
All around Morocco, there will be places where you can enjoy a nice meal whilst watching the Morocco National team in action. Kick-off times will vary depending on the fixture, but all will be played in the late or early afternoon.
You will be able to watch all the action unfold in all FIFA World Cup license holders and bars and restaurants that own the rights to show the matches.
For more information, please visit the official FIFA website here.
Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 tickets — prices, sale dates and tournament stages.
Please visit the official website here for more information regarding ticket sales and accessibility tickets.
All tickets are sold in Qatari riyal (QAR) to both residents of Qatar and International fans.
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Betting tips and odds on Morocco National team
Group F will surely be a competitive one with lots of great players staking their claim on the biggest football stage. Starting off as the outright favourites to win the group and to have a great chance to go all the way, we have Belgium, who are at 13/25 (1.52), to win Group F. The second favourite team to make it out of the group is Croatia, who are at 5/2 (3.50), with Morocco at 10/1 (11.00) and lastly Canada at 12/1 (13.00), who will be up against it from the very start as it will be the first time they compete in a World Cup group stage.
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