Morocco women's national football team

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Morocco
Nickname(s) Atlas Lions
Association Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football
Head coach Abid Oubenaissa
FIFA ranking 74 Increase3
Highest FIFA ranking 52 (July 2003)
Lowest FIFA ranking 77 (December 2013)
First colours
Second colours
First international
South Africa 1–1 Morocco
Pretoria, South Africa; 5 July 1998
Biggest win
Morocco 8–0 Lebanon
Alexandria, Egypt; 23 April 2006
Biggest defeat
Nigeria 8–0 Morocco
Kaduna, Nigeria; 17 October 1998
African Championship
Appearances 2 (First in 1998)
Best result GS 1998, 2000

The Morocco women's national football team represents Morocco in international women's football and is controlled by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. The team played its first international match in 1998, as part of the third Women's African Football Championship.

History[edit]

After being given a walk-over following Kenya's withdrawal from the 1998 Championship, the team made it to the finals in Nigeria, where they lost 0–8 to the hosts before beating Egypt 4–1. Morocco met fellow Women's African Football Championship debutants Republic of Congo in the final group game, with both teams having the chance to qualify for the semi-finals with a win. However, the eventual 0–0 draw sent Morocco out, as Congo qualified on better goal difference.[1]

Two years later, Morocco qualified for the African Championship in South Africa with a 6–1 aggregate victory over Algeria. However, after the team scored the first goal against Cameroon in the opening group stage match, they went on to concede 13 goals, lose all three matches, and finish last in the group.[2]

Their 2002 and 2006 campaigns were both stopped by Mali in the qualifying stages. Morocco had been seeded into the second qualifying round, but two goalless draws in Bamako and Rabat sent the tie into a penalty shoot-out which Mali won 5–4.[3] In 2004, Morocco did not enter, while a 1–6 aggregate defeat to Mali sent them out of the 2006 African Championship and the 2007 World Cup.

Results[edit]

World Cup[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

African Championship[edit]

CAF Women's Championship
Year Round GP W D* L GS GA GD
1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Nigeria 1998 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 4 9 -5
South Africa 2000 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 13 -12
Nigeria 2002 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
South Africa 2004 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Nigeria 2006 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Equatorial Guinea 2008 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
South Africa 2010 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Equatorial Guinea 2012 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Namibia 2014 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 2/11 6 1 1 4 5 22 -17
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Arab Cup[edit]

Morocco lost to Algeria in the championship game of the first Arab Women's Cup in 2006 after defeating host Egypt 4-2 in the semi-finals.[4]

Sport equipment[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Africa - Women's Championship 2000, from RSSSF, retrieved 29 May 2006
  2. ^ Africa - Women's Championship 2000, from RSSSF, retrieved 29 May 2006
  3. ^ 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Preliminaries, from FIFAWorldcup.com, retrieved 30 May 2006
  4. ^ "Championnat arabe dames: Le Maroc perd en finale face à l'Algérie". Le Matin (in French). 30 April 2006. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 

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