Open main menu

Morocco national under-23 football team

Morocco Olympic football team' represents Morocco in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except three overage players. The team is controlled by the Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football (FRMF).

Morocco Olympic football team (u23)
Nickname(s)Lions de l'Atlas
(Atlas Lions)
AssociationRoyal Moroccan Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Head coachJamal Sellami
CaptainAchraf Hakimi
Home stadiumStade de Marrakech
FIFA codeMAR
First international
 Hungary 6 – 0 Morocco 
(Tokyo, Japan; October 11, 1964)
Biggest win
 Morocco 6 – 0 Malaysia 
(Ingolstadt, Germany; August 31, 1972)
Biggest defeat
 Hungary 6 – 0 Morocco 
(Tokyo, Japan; October 11, 1964)
Records for competitive matches only.

Contents

HistoryEdit

Morocco appeared the first in the Olympic games in 1964 when they lost against Hungary and Yugoslavia respectively by the scores of 6–0 and 3–1.

The second appearance was supposed to be during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico but Morocco refused to allow its team to play against Israel national team because of political issues. Then Ghana national team took the advantage and replaced Morocco[clarification needed] in the final competition.

In 1972, Morocco reached the second round after a draw against USA and a win against Malaysia national team.

Morocco was very close to reach the Quarter final during the 2004 Summer Olympics but the goals difference was in the favor of U-23 Costa Rica after all the teams played their three games. Morocco qualified for the 2012 London Olympic games after beating Egypt 3–2 in the semi-finals of the African Cup under-23 on December 7, 2012.

Morocco had organized the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship and got qualified to the 2012 Summer Olympics after reaching the final game, then the olympic team lost against Gabon by the score of 2–1 at Marrakech Stadium.

Olympic games recordEdit

Football at the Summer Olympic record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  1992 Round 1 15 3 0 1 2 2 8
  1996 Did Not Qualify
  2000 Round 1 16 3 0 0 3 1 7
  2004 Round 1 10 3 1 1 1 3 3
  2008 Did Not Qualify
  2012 Round 1 11 3 0 1 2 2 3
  2016 Did Not Qualify
  2020 TBD
  2024
  2028
Total Round 1 4/7 12 1 3 8 8 21

* Under-23 tournament since 1992.

CAF U-23 ChampionshipEdit

CAF U-23 Championship Record
Appearances: 1 / 2
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  2011 Runners-up 2 5 3 0 2 6 5
  2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  2019 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total - 5 3 0 2 6 5

UNAF U-23 TournamentEdit

UNAF U-23 Tournament
Appearances: 3 / 4
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  2006 - - - - - - - -
  2007 3rd Place 3
  2010 Runners-up 2 3 2 0 1 6 3
  2011 3rd Place 3 2 0 1 1 1 2
  2015 Postponed

Islamic Solidarity GamesEdit

Football at the Islamic Solidarity Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  2005   Silver Medal 2nd 5 2 2 1 4 2
  2010 Cancelled
  2013   Gold Medal 1st 4 3 0 1 6 3
  2017 Group Stage 5th 3 1 2 0 2 1
  2021 To Be Determined
Total 1 Title 3/3 12 6 4 2 12 6

Current team statusEdit

2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualificationEdit

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
DR Congo   28   Morocco
DR Congo  v  Morocco
Report
Morocco  v  DR Congo
Report

Current squadEdit

Squad for 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games.

Head coach: Jamal Sellami

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Yassine El Houasli (1990-11-24)24 November 1990 (aged 26)   AS FAR
2 Fahd Moufi (1996-05-05)5 May 1996 (aged 21)   Sedan
3 Saad Aitkhorsa (1994-01-03)3 January 1994 (aged 23)   OC Safi
4 Achraf Dari (1999-05-06)6 May 1999 (aged 18)   Wydad Casablanca
5 Zakaria Al Ayoud (1995-05-08)8 May 1995 (aged 22)   Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi
6 Walid Sabbar (1996-02-25)25 February 1996 (aged 21)   Raja Casablanca
7 Mohamed Kamal (1995-10-24)24 October 1995 (aged 21)   AS FAR
8 Mohamed Elmorabit (1998-09-11)11 September 1998 (aged 18)
9 Aymane El Hassouni (1995-02-22)22 February 1995 (aged 22)   Wydad Casablanca
10 Ahmed Chentouf (1996-12-05)5 December 1996 (aged 20)   IR Tanger
11 Houssam Amaanan (c) (1994-05-12)12 May 1994 (aged 22)
12 1GK Achraf Sidki (1997-01-06)6 January 1997 (aged 20)   KAC Kénitra
13 Yassine Mahyou (1996-07-31)31 July 1996 (aged 20)   RS Berkane
14 Hamza Errahli (1994-12-05)5 December 1994 (aged 22)   Chabab Larache
15 Jamal Harkass (1995-11-24)24 November 1995 (aged 21)   MC Oujda
16 Yahya Attiat-Allal (1995-03-02)2 March 1995 (aged 22)   OC Safi
17 Chouaib El Maftoul (1994-09-01)1 September 1994 (aged 22)   Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi
18 Anas Soudani (1995-07-01)1 July 1995 (aged 21)   MC Oujda
19 Hamza Goudali (1996-10-15)15 October 1996 (aged 20)   OC Safi
20 Zouhair El Moutaraji (1996-04-01)1 April 1996 (aged 21)
21 Soufian Yakhlef (1996-05-12)12 May 1996 (aged 20)   Moghreb Tétouan
22 Mohamed Chennouf (1995-05-14)14 May 1995 (aged 21)   Raja Casablanca
23 Zakaria Benlamachi (1994-07-25)25 July 1994 (aged 22)   CR Salmi

Previous squadsEdit

ReferencesEdit