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By The Atlas Lions, Mar 22 2019 04:05PM

(BBC) Already eliminated Malawi held qualified Morocco to a goalless draw in their final Group B game in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

Some of Morocco's best chances fell to Rashid Alioui who hit the woodwork on three occasions.

Morocco coach Herve Renard also gave a debut to Oussama Idrissi just days after the Netherlands-born winger was cleared by Fifa to swap national allegiances.

The other game in the group is on Saturday and sees Cameroon face visiting Comoros to decide who will be playing in the finals.

A draw for former hosts Cameroon will be enough for them to advance, while victory for Comoros will see them clinch second place thanks to a better head-to-head record with the Indomitable Lions.

By The Atlas Lions, Mar 22 2019 01:24PM

Final Whistle!

5 minutes of additional time!

90' Rachid Alioui hit the post again!

81' Rachid Alioui hit the post!

74' Fouad Chafik comes in for Abdelkarim Baadi

66' Rachid Alioui comes in for Abdelilah Hafidi

57' Ismail El Haddad comes in for Hadraf

Location: Blantyre, Malawi

Kickoff: 13h00 GMT, 14h00 CET

Competition: AFCON 2019 qualifiers

@TheAtlasLions 0-0 Malawi:

12.Munir El Kajoui.

3. El Hajjam Oualid.

4.Badr Bennoun.

5. Abdelhamid Yunis.

17.Baadi Abdelekrim.

15.Ait Bennaser Youssef.

8.Mehdi Bourabia.

11. Hafidi Abdelilah.

7.Zakaria Hadraf.

9.El Kaabi Ayoub.

10.Idrissi Oussama.


1.Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti.

14.Walid El Karti.

13.Ismail El Haddad.

2.Fouad Chafik.

6.Masoud Anouar (Touhami).

16.Amrabat Soufyane.

18.Rachid Alioui.

By The Atlas Lions, Mar 20 2019 02:36PM

1.Munir Kajoui (FC Malaga/ESP).

2. Reda Tagnaouti (Wydad Casablanca).

3.Fouad Chafik (Dijon/FRA).

4. Walid El Hajjam (Amiens/FRA).

5. Badr Banoun (Raja Club Athletic).

6. Yunis Abdelhamid (Reims/FRA).

7. Abdelkrim Baadi (Hassania Union Sport Agadir).

8. Oussama Idrissi (AZ Alkmaar/Pays-Bas).

9. Abdelilah Hafidi (Raja Club Athletic).

10. Anuar Tuhami (Real Valladolid/ESP).

11. Soufyane Amrabat (club Bruges/BEL).

12. Walid El Karti (Wydad Casablanca).

13. Youssef Ait Bennaser (Sain Etienne/FRA).

14. Mehdi Bourabia (Sassuolo/ITA).

15.Ismael Haddad (Wydad Athletic Club).

16. Zakaria Hadraf (Raja Club Athletic).

17. Rachid Alioui (Nîmes/FRA).

18. Ayoub El Kaabi (Hebei China Fortune).

By The Atlas Lions, Mar 18 2019 07:06PM

Ahram Online

Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech will not be playing in the Atlas Lions' upcoming games against Malawi and Argentina due to a muscle injury.

The team, who have already qualified for the African Cup of Nations, will face Malawi in a qualifier away on Friday, before meeting Argentina in friendly four days later in Tangier.

The 25-year-old sustained an injury during his side's 1-0 loss to Alkmaar in a Dutch league game on Sunday.

Ziyech has produced many fine displays with Ajax this season, helping his side reach the UEFA Champions league quarterfinals at the expense of defending champions Real Madrid.

He has scored 14 goals and provided 12 in 21 league appearances so far this season.

Reports have said that Premier League club Chelsea are showing interest in the player.

Ziyech, who started his international career in October 2015, has 23 caps and has scored 12 international goals.

By The Atlas Lions, Mar 5 2019 02:45PM

Moroccan national soccer team players are forbidden to commit charges on Lionel Messi or take photos with the Argentine superstar during the Morocco-Argentina friendly game.

The Football Association (FA) of the Latin American country has outlined the conditions to its Moroccan counterpart, according to local daily Al Akhbar.

Moroccan players, a source from the Moroccan FRMF told the daily, should not take photographs with Messi after the match nor use excessive force against the FC Barcelona legend.

The terms signed between the two federations also include ban on fans to take selfies with the Argentine captain.

The two countries will lock horns on March 26 in Tangiers as part of FIFA international friendlies. The FRMF, according to the source, is also forbidden to disclose the name of the hotel to host the Argentine squad.

It should also charter a private jet to fly Messi and his teammates from Spain where they will be gathering for preparation before the match.

Moroccan authorities should also provide security for the visitors throughout their stay in the North African country.

The Argentine FA on the other side will ensure that Messi plays at least for 60 minutes.

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