Morocco are regarded as one of the strongest teams on the African continent and will boast plenty of star power at Qatar 2022. You can live-bet on the World Cup action by using our sportsbook.
Munir El Haddadi: Sevilla
El Haddadi played for a few minutes in Spain’s game against North Macedonia in Euro 2016 qualifiers but decided to switch and represent Morocco’s national team. Last year, FIFA’s committee gave the player the green light to defend the Moroccan colors on the grounds that the player’s participation in Spain color came when he was still less than 21 years old.
Since last year when he first play for Morocco, he earned 11 international caps and scored two goals and he will definitely in the plane to Qatar. Raised in Barcelona’s youth academy, El Haddadi played 33 games for the Catalan giants’ senior side between 2014 and 2016 scoring five goals. In 2016 he move on loan to Valencia and Alaves playing one season for each club and netting 16 goals in 66 competitive fixtures.
In 2019, he signed a permanent deal with Sevilla. Munir, who recently switched his nationality to Morocco is looking forward to achieving his dream as a footballer in November. The former Barcelona star is not alone in Sevilla with the presence of compatriots, goalkeeper Yassine Bounou and Youssef En-Nesyri in the squad which is a big plus. Munir’s versatility to play in the attack and also support in the midfield is renowned and we expect him to contribute to his country’s success in Qatar. We also expect him to continue to score goals for his club so if you’re betting online keep an eye on him.
Amine Harit: Schalke
When signing exciting young attacking midfielder Amine Harit from French club Nantes back in 2017, Schalke recruited a player expected to bring the Veltins Arena faithful to their feet. He did that and more over the course of a memorable debut campaign in the top flight that earned him the Bundesliga Rookie of the Season. In 102 games for Schalke he scored 12 goals but last year he moved to Marseille on loan.
Harit spent last season on loan at Marseille, where he scored four and created four in 23 Ligue 1 games. He returned to Schalke but he is nearing a transfer from the Bundesliga club. According to reports in Germany, Harit has two years remaining on his current deal sporting director Rouven Schroder continuously made it clear that the newly-promoted Bundesliga side, now coached by Frank Kramer, is not including him in their plans for this season.
He must move fast because the World Cup is just around the corner and in order to make the cut and play in Qatar he needs club-level minutes. The Royal Blues want around $10m for the attacking midfielder who earned 14 international caps for Morocco.
Morocco World Cup Expectations
Morocco is making their fifth World Cup appearance and their second consecutive trip to the big stage so expectations are high for the Atlas Lions. Their objective is to advance to the knockout stages and given their super talented squad they might have a chance to pull off the upset but the competition is fierce.
They were drawn into group F together with Belgium, Croatia, and Canada and they are priced at +160 to make it out of the group according to the latest soccer odds. Keep an eye on Paris Saint-Germain Achraf Hakimi, the leader of his generation.