Morocco is the preparation for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS started with a tie against Ukraine. The team of national coach Hervé Renard and the Eastern Europeans came Thursday night in Geneva, both not to score: 0-0.
Hakim Ziyech made for the most danger in Morocco. So it was following his departure to chelsea in the first half twice close to the opening goal. First, he shot through goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov and a moment later landed a beautiful volley via the hands of Pyatov on the pole.
Ten minutes for peace sent Ziyech with a nice pass Nordin Amrabat way. The hatched Pyatov shot the ball, however, against the ex-PSV’, which is just next to the goal of Ukraine disappeared.
Morocco had in the second half of a preponderance, but created hardly any chances. Only in the final stage, made Ziyech with a changed direction of shot for the threat. That bet was with difficulty turned by Pyatov.
Ziyech did the whole race in Morocco, where Karim El Ahmadi over a quarter of an hour before time, was exchanged, and Sofyan Amrabat in the final cover. Noussair Mazraoui remained ninety minutes on the bench and is still waiting on his debut in the main power.
Coming Monday to play the ” Lions of the Atlas’ in a friendly international match against Slovakia, that Thursday night the opponent is the Dutch team. Saturday, June 9, Estonia is the last opponent for the Moroccans in their preparation for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Ziyech, El Ahmadi and Sofyan Amrabat part of the final selection of Morocco for the world cup. Mazraoui is on the three storey reserve list.
Morocco is doing for the first time in twenty years at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS. The number 42 of the FIFA-ranking is in group B along with Portugal, Spain and Iran. Morocco takes over on the 15th of June, first against Iran and will find after Portugal (20 June) and Spain (June 25).
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