AFCON Fantasy is here and the FPL Manual shares his thoughts on Morocco’s national football team, their best players to consider, and the predicted XI for the Africa Cup of Nations 2024.
- Name – Morocco
- Nicknames – Les Lions de l’Atlas (The Atlas Lions)🦁
- Current World ranking – 13th (1st in Africa)
Morocco became AFCON champions for the first time in 1976, were runners-up once in 2004 and finished third place in 1980.
Morocco AFCON 2021 Review
Morocco had a solid finish in Group C of the last AFCON campaign finishing with 7 points. However, the journey would come to a halt after a 2-1 defeat to the Pharaohs in the quarter-finals.
Setting New Records 🎖️
Morocco recently achieved a new milestone at the World Cup in Qatar by being the first African nation to make it to the semi-finals. The Atlas Lions are now ranked first in Africa and are major favourites to go all-out and win the tournament.
Morocco’s Road to AFCON
On the 27th of March 2023, Morocco secured their spot for a 19th AFCON appearance. With three wins and just one defeat, The Atlas Lions finished top of Group K with nine points scoring eight goals, and conceding only three.
Morocco’s Top AFCON Qualifier Performers
- En-Nesyri – 2 goals
- A El Kaabi, Faycal Fair, Hakim Ziyech – 1 goal each
Recent form: In their last eight games, Morocco had four wins, three draws, and one defeat in 2023.
Morocco Team News
Official Team list representing Morocco at Cote D’Ivoire:
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— Izem Anass (@Izemanass) December 28, 2023
Morocco Injury Updates
- “He (Mazraoui) is progressing well in his recovery.” The Moroccan wingback is just recovering from an injury, Mazraoui is racing against fitness and might not be available for Morocco’s first game.
- Mazraoui was seen recently in individual training and is predicted to be available for MD 2 against DR Congo.
Morocco Probable Lineup AFCON 2024
The manager – Walid Regragui tends to stick with a 4-3-3 formation. The Atlas Lions might lineup this way for the tournament:
Note: Mazraoui is a big doubt and might not be involved in MD 1 and MD 2. Attiyah Allah can cover him at LB.
Best Morocco AFCON Fantasy Player Picks
A Hakimi 6.5m, Ziyech 10m, R Saiss 5m, En-Nesyri 9.5m
A Harit 6m, El Kaabi 6.5m, S Amallah 5.5m
I notice that Morocco do not get a lot of penalties, however, Boufal is likely to step up to the spot when one is available.
Heading into this AFCON campaign, Morocco is one of my favourite teams I actually see going far in this contest. Starting matchday 1 against Group F rivals Tanzania, Hakimi, Ziyech and En-Nesyri are my top three RealFevr fantasy assets to consider from the Atlas Lions.
You can find additional AFCON 2024 Fantasy resources here.
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