FIFA World Cup 2018: Malaga striker Youssef En-Nesyri included in Morocco's 23-Man squad

Renard dropped another backup, Noussair Mazraoui of Ajax, but kept Oualid El Hajjam, a defender with Amiens in France, as a reserve, leaving him a squad of 24.

AFP June 04, 2018 19:59:20 IST
FIFA World Cup 2018: Malaga striker Youssef En-Nesyri included in Morocco's 23-Man squad

Rabat: Coach Herve Renard made one switch to his provisional squad on Monday when he brought Malaga striker Youssef En-Nesyri into Morocco's final World Cup 23.

The 21-year-old Malaga forward was a backup on the original list but he has taken the place of Badr Benoun, a 24-year-old defender with Raja de Casablanca.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Malaga striker Youssef EnNesyri included in Moroccos 23Man squad

File image of Morocco football team from World Cup qualifiers. AFP

Renard dropped another backup, Noussair Mazraoui of Ajax, but kept Oualid El Hajjam, a defender with Amiens in France, as a reserve, leaving him a squad of 24.

The list only contains two players from Morocco's domestic league.

The Atlas Lions are led by Mehdi Benatia, the Juventus defender involved in a controversial penalty incident as the Turin club lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League in April.

Morocco, who have been training at Crans-Montana in the Swiss Alps, have one more warmup game against Estonia in Talinn.

In their first World Cup in 20 years, Morocco are in Group B at the World and kick off against Iran in Saint Petersburg in 15 June before facing Portugal and Spain.

Morocco's 23-man World Cup squad:

Goalkeepers: Mounir El Kajoui, Yassine Bounou, Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti

Defenders: Medhi Benatia, Romain Saiss, Manuel Da Costa, Nabil Dirar, Achraf Hakimi, Hamza Mendyl

Midfielders: M'barek Boussoufa, Karim El Ahmadi, Youssef Ait Bennasser, Sofyan Amrabat, Younes Belhanda, Faycal Fajr, Amine Harit

Forwards: Khalid Boutaib, Aziz Bouhaddouz, Ayoub El Kaabi, Mehdi Carcela, Hakim Ziyech, Nordin Amrabat, Youssef En-Nesyri .

+ 1 reserve: Oualid El Hajjam (Amiens, FRA).

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Too early for Paul Gascoigne comparisons, says England and Aston Villa player Jack Grealish
Sports

Too early for Paul Gascoigne comparisons, says England and Aston Villa player Jack Grealish

Grealish's flamboyant style on the ball has drawn parallels with Tottenham, Lazio and Rangers midfielder Gascoigne, who became a national icon after his superb performances at the 1990 World Cup and the 1996 European Championship.

Bala Devi's move to Rangers will have huge impact on next generation, says Ashalata Devi
Sports

Bala Devi's move to Rangers will have huge impact on next generation, says Ashalata Devi

Earlier this year, forward Bala Devi became the first woman player from the country to sign a professional contract with a European club as she signed for Rangers Women's FC, who play in the Scottish Women's Premier League.

Former 1,500 metres World Champion Elijah Manangoi handed two-year suspension for missing doping tests
Sports

Former 1,500 metres World Champion Elijah Manangoi handed two-year suspension for missing doping tests

Manangoi, 27, took the silver medal at the 2015 Beijing world championships before winning gold in London two years later.