Morocco national under-23 football team

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Morocco Olympic football team (u23)
Nickname(s) Lions de l'Atlas
(Atlas Lions)
Association Royal Moroccan Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Bernard Simondi
Captain Achraf Hakimi
Home stadium Stade de Marrakech
FIFA code MAR
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First colours
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Second colours
First international
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 6 – 0 Morocco  Flag of Morocco.svg
(Tokyo, Japan; October 11, 1964)
Biggest win
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 6 – 0 Malaysia  Flag of Malaysia.svg
(Ingolstadt, Germany; August 31, 1972)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 6 – 0 Morocco  Flag of Morocco.svg
(Tokyo, Japan; October 11, 1964)
Records for competitive matches only.

The Morocco Olympic football team represents Morocco in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except three overage players. The team is controlled by the Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football (FRMF).

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History

Morocco appeared the first in the Olympic games in 1964 when they lost against Hungary and Yugoslavia respectively by the scores of 6–0 and 3–1.

The second appearance was supposed to be during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico but Morocco refused to allow its team to play against Israel national team because of political issues. Then Ghana national team took the advantage and replaced Morocco [ clarification needed ] in the final competition.

In 1972, Morocco reached the second round after a draw against USA and a win against Malaysia national team.

Morocco was very close to reach the Quarter final during the 2004 Summer Olympics but the goals difference was in the favor of U-23 Costa Rica after all the teams played their three games. Morocco qualified for the 2012 London Olympic games after beating Egypt 3–2 in the semi-finals of the African Cup under-23 on December 7, 2012.

Morocco had organized the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship and got qualified to the 2012 Summer Olympics after reaching the final game, then the olympic team lost against Gabon by the score of 2–1 at Marrakech Stadium.

Olympic games record

Football at the Summer Olympic record
YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
Flag of Spain.svg 1992 Round 115301228
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000 Round 116300317
Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Round 110311133
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Did Not Qualify
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 Round 111301223
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Japan.svg 2020 Did Not Qualify
Flag of France.svg 2024 TBD
Flag of the United States.svg 2028
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2032
TotalRound 14/712138821

* Under-23 tournament since 1992.

CAF U-23 Championship

CAF U-23 Championship Record
Appearances: 2 / 4
YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
Flag of Morocco.svg 2011 Runners-up2530265
Flag of Senegal.svg 2015 Did not qualify
Flag of Egypt.svg 2019
Flag of Morocco.svg 2023 Qualified as hosts
Total-530265

UNAF U-23 Tournament

UNAF U-23 Tournament
Appearances: 3 / 4
YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg 2006 --------
Flag of Tunisia.svg 2007 3rd Place3
Flag of Morocco.svg 2010 Runners-up2320163
Flag of Morocco.svg 2011 3rd Place3201112
Flag of Algeria.svg 2015 Postponed

Islamic Solidarity Games

Football at the Islamic Solidarity Games record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2005 Silver medal icon.svg Silver Medal2nd522142
Flag of Iran.svg 2010 Cancelled
Flag of Indonesia.svg 2013 Gold medal icon.svg Gold Medal1st430163
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg 2017 Group stage5th312021
Flag of Turkey.svg 2021 Group stage5th311154
Flag of Cameroon.svg 2025 TBD
Total1 title4/4157531710

Current team status

2021 Islamic Solidarity Games

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 330060+69Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 311153+24
3Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 311154+14
4Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 30030990
Source: [ citation needed ]
Morocco  Flag of Morocco.svg3–0
(w/o)
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
Cumhuriyet Stadium, Konya

Morocco  Flag of Morocco.svg0–2Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
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  • Al-Mutairi Soccerball shade.svg90+1'
Cumhuriyet Stadium, Konya

Azerbaijan  Flag of Azerbaijan.svg2–2Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
Cumhuriyet Stadium, Konya

Current squad

Squad for 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games.

Coach: Hicham Dmiai

The squad was announced on 27 July. [1]

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)Club
11 GK El Mehdi Benabid (1998-01-24)24 January 1998 (aged 24) Flag of Morocco.svg FUS Rabat
22 DF Hamza Regragui* (1997-06-13)13 June 1997 (aged 25) Flag of Morocco.svg RS Berkane
32 DF Mohamed Souboul (2001-11-17)17 November 2001 (aged 20) Flag of Morocco.svg Raja CA
42 DF Nabil Marmouk (1998-03-19)19 March 1998 (aged 24) Flag of Morocco.svg Maghreb Fès
53 MF Ismail Moutaraji (2000-02-01)1 February 2000 (aged 22) Flag of Morocco.svg Wydad AC
63 MF Amine Souane (2001-09-17)17 September 2001 (aged 20) Flag of Morocco.svg MC Oujda
73 MF Reda Slim (1999-10-25)25 October 1999 (aged 22) Flag of Morocco.svg AS FAR
83 MF Larbi Naji* (1990-12-12)12 December 1990 (aged 31) Flag of Morocco.svg AS FAR
94 FW Soufiane Benjdida (2001-09-05)5 September 2001 (aged 20) Flag of Morocco.svg Raja CA
103 MF Montasser Lahtimi (2001-04-01)1 April 2001 (aged 21) Flag of Morocco.svg FUS Rabat
114 FW Youssef Mehri (1999-09-07)7 September 1999 (aged 22) Flag of Morocco.svg Hassania Agadir
121 GK Rachid Ghanimi (2001-04-25)25 April 2001 (aged 21) Flag of Morocco.svg Rapide Oued Zem
132 DF Adil Tahif (2001-02-24)24 February 2001 (aged 21) Flag of Morocco.svg SCC Mohammédia
143 MF Salaheddine Benyachou (1999-11-30)30 November 1999 (aged 22) Flag of Morocco.svg Wydad AC
153 MF Abdellah Haimoud (2001-05-21)21 May 2001 (aged 21) Flag of Morocco.svg Wydad AC
163 MF Saifeddine Bouhra (2000-03-05)5 March 2000 (aged 22) Flag of Morocco.svg Wydad AC
172 DF Oussama Raoui (2002-11-13)13 November 2002 (aged 19) Flag of Morocco.svg FUS Rabat
182 DF Oussama Soukhane (1999-01-11)11 January 1999 (aged 23) Flag of Morocco.svg Raja CA
194 FW Abdellah Farah (2001-06-01)1 June 2001 (aged 21) Flag of Morocco.svg Raja CA
202 DF Mouhamed Moufid (2000-01-12)12 January 2000 (aged 22) Flag of Morocco.svg AS FAR
213 MF Hamza El Janati (1999-01-01)1 January 1999 (aged 23) Flag of Morocco.svg Maghreb Fès
221 GK Reda Asmama (2002-02-08)8 February 2002 (aged 20) Flag of Morocco.svg Union Touarga
233 MF Abdelfattah Hadraf (1998-03-22)22 March 1998 (aged 24) Flag of Morocco.svg Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi

* Over-aged player.

Previous squads

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References

  1. "اللائحة النهائية للمنتخب الوطني المشارك في الألعاب الإسلامية".