With the World Cup 2018 just weeks away, many competing countries are taking it upon themselves to announce their final squads. Officially, they have until the 4th of June to make this decision, and so all announced squads should be considered provisional until then.
Morocco coach Herve Renard announced his 23-man squad on Twitter on the 17th May. He also included 3 reserve players. Check out who will be playing below.
|Mounir el Kajoui||Goalkeeper|
|Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti||Goalkeeper|
|Manuel dA Costa||Defender|
|Oualid El Hajjam||Defender (Reserve)|
|Karim El Ahmadi||Midfielder|
|Youssef Ait Bennasser||Midfielder|
|Noussair Mazraoui||Midfielder (Reserve)|
|Ayoub El Kaabi||Forward|
|Youssef En Nesyri||Forward (Reserve)|
One of the most suprising things about this squad is that there is no place for Sofaine Boufal who was a lead hopeful to make the final 23. The 24-year-old, who plays for Southampton, has not played since March after an argument with Southampton manager Mark Hughes, and so has missed the last five games of the Premier League season. Renard, the Moroccan coach, released his squad without comment, but he has omitted players with disciplinary issues in the past.
Morocco World Cup 2018 Squad: Top Goal Scorer
Provided he is played often, Mehdi Carcela is a good player to back for Morocco’s top goal scorer this tournament. He has not made the squad since September last year, but he proved instrumental in helping his club, Standard Liege, to second place in the Belgian league.