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The Atlas Lions

Les Lions de l'Atlas

Facts

WORLD CUP RECORD

 

World Cup Appearances: 5 (First in 1970)

 

Best result:Round 2, 1986

 

1930 to 1958 - Did not enter

1962 - Did not qualify

1966 - Withdrew

1970 - Round 1

1974 to 1982 - Did not qualify

1986 - Round 2

1990 - Did not qualify

1994 - Round 1

1998 - Round 1

2002 - Did not qualify

2006 - Did not qualify

2010 - Did not qualify

2014 - Did not qualify

2018 - Round 1

 

AFRICAN NATIONS CUP RECORD

 

African Nations Cup Appearances:16 (First in 1972)

 

Best result:Winners, 1976

 

1957 - Did not enter

1959 - Did not enter

1962 - Withdrew

1963 - Did not qualify

1965 - Did not enter

1968 - Did not qualify

1970 - Did not qualify

1972 - Round 1

1974 - Did not qualify

1976 -  Champions

1978 - Round 1

1980 -  Third place

1982 - Did not qualify

1984 - Did not qualify

1986 - Fourth place

1988 - Fourth place

1990 - Did not qualify

1992 - Round 1

1994 - Did not qualify

1996 - Did not qualify

1998 - Quarterfinals

2000 - Round 1

2002 - Round 1

2004 -  Second place

2006 - Round 1

2008 - Round 1

2010 - Did not qualify

2012 - Round 1

2013 - Round 1

2015 - Banned

2017 - Quarterfinals

2019 - ?

ARAB CUP FOR NATIONS

 

2012: Winners

 

CHAN CUP

 

2014: Quarterfinals

2016: Round 1

2018: Champions

 

FUTSAL CAN

 

2016: Champions

INFO

 

Nickname:        (Lions de l'Atlas) Atlas Lions

Association:        Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football

Confederation:   CAF (Africa)

Head coach:       Herve Renard

Captain:              Mehdi Benatia

Most caps:         Nourredine Naybet (115)

Top scorer:          Ahmed Faras (42)

Home stadium:   Stade Mohammed V - Casablanca

 

FIFA code:            MAR

FIFA Ranking:      47

Highest FIFA ranking: 10 (April 1998)

Lowest FIFA ranking:  95 (September 2010)

 

First international:  Morocco 3 - 3 Iraq

                              (Lebanon; 19 October 1957)

 

Biggest win:           Morocco 13 - 1 Saudi Arabia

                              (Morocco; 6 September 1961)

 

Biggest defeat:       Hungary 6–0 Morocco

                              (Japan; 11 October 1964).

COACHES

 

1957-1961  Larbi Ben Barek, Abdelkader Lohkmiri, Mohamed Kadmiri

1961-1964  Mohamed Massoun, Kader Firoud.

1964-1967  Mohamed Massoun, Abderrahmane Belmahjoub.

1968-1970  Cluzeau,  Abdellah Settati

1970-1971   Blagoja Vidini

1971-1971  Abderrahmane Belmahjoub

1972-1972  José Barinaga

1972-1976  Abdallah El-Emmani

1976-1977  Gheorghe Mrdrescu (Winner of African Nations Cup)

1977-1977  Abdallah Ben Barek "Malaga"

1979-1979  Cluzeau

1979-1981  Just Fontaine

1981-1981  Yabram Hamidouch

1983-1988  José Faria "Mehdi"

1988-1989  Jaime Valente

1989-1990  Antonio Valentín "Angelino Angelillo"

1990-1992  Werner Olk

1992-1992  Abdelkhalek Louzani

1993-1994  Abdellah Ajri Blinda

1994-1994  Mohammed Lamari

1995-1995  Gilson Nunez

1995-2000  Henri Michel

2000-2000  Henryk Kasperczak (Poland-France)

2001-2001  Mustapha Madih

2002-2002  Humberto Coelho (Portugal)

2002-2005  Badou Zaki

2005-2005  Philippe Troussier (France)

2005-2007  Mohamed Fakhir

2007-2008  Henri Michel (France)

2008-2008  Fathi Jamal (interim)

2008-2009  Roger Lemerre (France)

2009-2010  Hassan Moumen

2010-2012  Eric Gerets (Belgium)

2012-2013  Rachid Taoussi

2014-2014  Hassan Benabicha (Interim)

2014-2016  Badou Zaki

2016-2022  Herve Renard (France)

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