The Moroccan coach Walid Regragui unveiled on Thursday his list of 26 players for the World Cup. The Atlas Lions will rely on the attacking talent of Hakim Ziyech, the Chelsea winger who has returned to the national team after being dropped by the previous coach Vahid Halilhodzic.
Another returnee is Abderrazak Hamdallah (Ittihad FC), who publicly apologized for having slammed the door at the CAN 2019
The big surprise in the selection is a teenager from Belgium by the name of Bilal El Khannouss, who is only 18 years old
“We have an amazing team, to be honest, with a lot of quality, a lot of players who play in big leagues in Europe, also for big teams. I think we can do something special, something nobody is thinking, I think we can achieve that,” said Noussair Mazraoui, Morocco and Bayern Munich defender.
Morocco will play in group F and will on November 23 play their first match against Croatia. The Atlas Lions will then face Romelu Lukaku’s Belgium before meeting Alphonso Davies of Canada.