(Lions of the Atlas)
|Association||Royal Moroccan Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||UNAF (North Africa)|
|Head coach||Rachid Taoussi|
|Most caps||Noureddine Naybet (115)|
|Top scorer||Ahmed Faras (42)|
|Home stadium||Stade de Marrakech|
|Highest FIFA ranking||10 (April 1998)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||95 (September 2010)|
|Highest Elo ranking||17 (December 1998)|
|Lowest Elo ranking||80 (26 March 2013)|
| Morocco 3–3 Iraq
(Lebanon; 19 October 1957)
| Morocco 13–1 Saudi Arabia
(Morocco; 6 September 1961)
| Hungary 6–0 Morocco
(Japan; 11 October 1964)
|Appearances||4 (First in 1970)|
|Best result||Round of 16, 1986|
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||15 (First in 1972)|
|Best result||Winners; 1976|
The Morocco national football team (Arabic: منتخب المغرب لكرة القدم), nicknamed أسود الأطلس (Lions of the Atlas), is the national team of Morocco and is managed by Rachid Taoussi. Winners of the African Nations Cup in 1976, they were the first African and Arab team to win a group at the World Cup, which they did in 1986, finishing ahead of Portugal, Poland, and England. They were also the first African team to make it to second round barely losing to eventual runner-ups West Germany 1–0 in 1986. They also came within two minutes of moving out of the group stage of the 1998 World Cup, Kjetil Rekdal's late winning goal for Norway against Brazil eliminating them. Glory came back in 2012 for the Moroccan National Team when they were victorious in the 2012 Arab Nations Cup defeating Libya in the final.
The Moroccan National team traditionally used the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in (Rabat) and the Stade Mohamed V in (Casablanca) as their main stadiums, but they've recently started using the new Stade de Marrakech in (Marrakech), this is where Morocco have played their last seven home games.
Morocco's national football team participated four times in the FIFA World Cup. Their best performance was the 1986 edition when they advanced to the second round, being the first African nation to do so. In 1998, the team narrowly missed repeating the same achievement.
|FIFA World Cup record|
| 1930 to
|Did Not Enter|
|1962||Did Not Qualify|
| 1974 to
|Did Not Qualify|
|1986||Round of 16||11th||4||1||2||1||3||2|
|1990||Did Not Qualify|
| 2002 to
|Did Not Qualify|
|2014||To Be Determined|
|Total||Round of 16||4/19||13||2||4||7||12||18|
|Arab Nations Cup record|
|1998 Arab Nations Cup||Group Stage||2||1||0||1||2||2|
|2002 Arab Nations Cup||Semi Final||5||1||2||2||5||6|
|2012 Arab Nations Cup||Champions||5||4||1||0||11||2|
|Date||Venue||Home Team||Result||Away Team||Scorers||Competition|
|23 January 2012||Stade d'Angondjé, Libreville||Tunisia||2 – 1||Morocco||Kharja 86'||2012 ACN|
|27 January 2012||Stade d'Angondjé, Libreville||Morocco||2 – 3||Gabon||Kharja 25' 89 (P)'||2012 ACN|
|31 January 2012||Stade d'Angondjé, Libreville||Morocco||1 – 0||Niger||Belhanda 79'||2012 ACN|
|29 February 2012||Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech||Morocco||2 – 0||Burkina Faso||Boussoufa 19' El Arabi 64'||Friendly|
|25 May 2012||Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech||Morocco||0 – 1||Senegal||Friendly|
|2 June 2012||Independence Stadium, Bakau||Gambia||1 – 1||Morocco||Kharja 76'||2014 FIFAWC Q|
|9 June 2012||Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech||Morocco||2 – 2||Ivory Coast||Kharja 40 (P)', Abourazzouk 89'||2014 FIFAWC Q|
|23 June 2012||Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium||Morocco||4 – 0||Bahrain||El Bahri 16' Salhi 78'
Al Hayam 82 (OG)' Benjelloun 90+3'
|2012 Arab Nations Cup|
|26 June 2012||Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium||Libya||0 – 0||Morocco||2012 Arab Nations Cup|
|29 June 2012||Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium||Yemen||0 – 4||Morocco||Salhi 8 (P)' 47' 58' 63'||2012 Arab Nations Cup|
|3 July 2012||Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium||Morocco||2 – 1||Iraq||El Ghrib 23' Salhi 27'||2012 Arab Nations Cup Semi Final|
|6 July 2012||Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium||Libya||1 – 1
|Morocco||El Bahri 5'||2012 Arab Nations Cup Final|
|15 August 2012||Stade Moulay Abdellah, Rabat||Morocco||1 – 2||Guinea||Salhi 90+1'||Friendly|
|9 September 2012||Estádio do Zimpeto, Maputo||Mozambique||2 – 0||Morocco||2013 ACN Q|
|13 October 2012||Marrakech stadium, Marrakech||Morocco||4 – 0||Mozambique||Barrada 39' Kharja 64' (P)
El Arabi 85' Amrabt 94'
|2013 ACN Q|
|14 November 2012||Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca||Morocco||0 – 1||Togo||Friendly|
|12 December 2012||Stade El Abdi, El Jadida||Morocco||3 – 0||Niger||Hamdallah 2' Hadraf 37'
|8 January 2013||Rand Stadium, Rosettenville||Morocco||0 - 0||Zambia||Friendly|
|12 January 2013||Rand Stadium, Rosettenville||Morocco||2 - 1||Namibia||El Hamdaoui 2' Kaddioui 79'||Friendly|
|15 January 2013||Rand Stadium, Rosettenville||Morocco||0 - 0||Bidvest||Friendly|
|19 January 2013||Soccer City, Johannesburg||Angola||0 - 0||Morocco||2013 ACN|
|23 January 2013||Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban||Morocco||1 - 1||Cape Verde||El Arabi 78'||2013 ACN|
|27 January 2013||Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban||Morocco||2 - 2||South Africa||El Adoua 9' Hafidi 81'||2013 ACN|
|6 March 2013||Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech||Morocco||2 - 1||Mali||Abourazzouk 43' Bamaamar 69'||Friendly|
|24 March 2013||Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Dar Es Salaam||Tanzania||3 - 1||Morocco||El Arabi 94'||2014 FIFAWC Q|
|7 June 2013||Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech||Morocco||vs.||Tanzania||2014 FIFAWC Q|
|14 June 2013||Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech||Morocco||vs.||Gambia||2014 FIFAWC Q|
|6 September 2013||Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan||Ivory Coast||vs.||Morocco||2014 FIFAWC Q|
Caps and goals updated as of 24 March 2013, subsequent to the WCQ 2014 match against Tanzania.
The following players have been called up for the team in the last 5 months.
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