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Morocco Lines Up Two Friendly Matches In October

Morocco has organised two friendly matches for the senior national team in the coming international window next month.

The Atlas Lions will face Senegal and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Royal Moroccan Football Federation has announced.

The first match against Senegal’s Lions of Teranga will be on Friday October 9, 2020.

The side will then face DR Congo’s The Leopards on Tuesday 13 October 2020.

The Moroccan Federation has confirmed that both games will be played at the Prince Moulay Abdallah Sports Complex in Rabat.

It is expected that both friendlies will be played behind closed doors, due to Covid19 pandemic, awaiting official communication.

Morocco will use the games to prepare for the return of AFCON 2021 qualifiers.

CAF cancelled the 2021 AFCON qualifiers in March when Morocco was about to face Central Africa Republic.


The 1976 AFCON winners will sit top of group E with four points after a shocking goalless home draw against Mauritania and a 3-0 away win over Burundi in November last year.

Recently, CAF approved resumption dates for the Qualifiers which will be played on November 9-17 with double headers in Day 3, and they will go on until March 22-30, 2021.

The World Cup Qualifiers will be played starting next year on May 32.

Coached by Bosnian Vahid Halilhodziz, Morocco boss with some of the best players on the continent like Yassine Bounou, Achraf Hakimi, Mehdi Benatia, Hakim Ziyach, Safin Boufal, Younes Belhanda, Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nasri among others.

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