Morocco national futsal team

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Morocco
Nickname(s) Lions of the Atlas
اسود الاطلس
Irzem n Atlasi
Association Royal Moroccan Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Home stadium Salle Mohammed V
FIFA code MAR
FIFA ranking 34 [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Belarus 4–1 Morocco 
(Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; February 11, 1995)
Biggest win
 Morocco 14–1 South Africa 
(Cairo, Egypt; April 18, 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Egypt 7–0 Morocco 
(Cairo, Egypt; July 31, 2004)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2012)
Best result Group Stage, (2012, 2016)
Africa Futsal Cup of Nations
Appearances 4 (First in 2000)
Best result Med 1.png Champions, (2016)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2000)
Best result Group Stage, (2000, 2015)

The Morocco national futsal team, nicknamed Irzem n Atlasi (Lions of the Atlas) represents Morocco in international and African futsal competitions. It is affiliated to the Royal Moroccan Football Federation and is one of the strongest teams in Africa.

Tournament records[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup[edit]

  • 1989Did not enter
  • 1992Did not enter
  • 1996Did not enter
  • 2000Did not qualify
  • 2004Did not qualify
  • 2008Did not qualify
  • 2012 – Group stage
  • 2016 – Group stage

Africa Futsal Cup of Nations[edit]

  • 1996Did not enter
  • 2000Silver medal icon.svg Second Place
  • 2004Bronze medal icon.svg Third Place
  • 2008Bronze medal icon.svg Third Place
  • 2011Cancelled
  • 2016Gold medal icon.svg Champions

Arab Futsal Championship[edit]

  • 1998Silver medal icon.svg Second Place
  • 2005Silver medal icon.svg Second Place
  • 2007 – 4th Place
  • 2008Did not enter

North African Futsal Tournament[edit]

  • 2005Silver medal icon.svg Second Place
  • 2009Did not enter
  • 2010Silver medal icon.svg Second Place

2016 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations[edit]

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Egypt 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7 Knockout stage
2  Morocco 3 2 0 1 10 7 +3 6
3  Libya 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
4  Angola 3 0 0 3 6 13 −7 0
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

16 April 2016 (2016-04-16)
17:00
Angola  2–5  Morocco
Paulo Alberto Ribeiro Goal 20'
Quissanga Alberto De Almeida Goal 24'
Report Saad Knia Goal 4'
Artur Saddam Samuel Dasilva Goal 26' (o.g.)
Adil Habil Goal 36'
Soufiane El Mesrar Goal 37'40'
Ellis Park Arena, Johannesburg
Referee: Adalbert Diouf (Senegal)

18 April 2016 (2016-04-18)
21:00
Morocco  3–2  Libya
Bilal Bakkali Goal 18'23'
Mohamed Jouad Goal 28'
Report Mohamed Ibrahim Shahout Goal 32'
Rabia Abdelrahim Goal 38'
Ellis Park Arena, Johannesburg
Referee: Theodore Yves Eyebe Messoa (Cameroon)

20 April 2016 (2016-04-20)
18:00
Morocco  2–3  Egypt
Mostafa Eid Mohamed Goal 14' (o.g.)
Adil Habil Goal 35'
Report Ahmed Mohamed Abdelkader Goal 12'30'
Mostafa Eid Mohamed Goal 33'
Ellis Park Arena, Johannesburg
Referee: Almoiz Ahmed Mohamed (Sudan)

Semi-finals[edit]

Winners qualified for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

22 April 2016 (2016-04-22)
18:00
Mozambique  1–4  Morocco
Ricardo Lenio Mendes Muendane Goal 39' Report Soufiane El Mesrar Goal 13'
Saad Knia Goal 22'
Adil Habil Goal 26' (pen.)38'
Ellis Park Arena, Johannesburg
Referee: Moez Ben Salem (Tunisia)

Final[edit]

24 April 2016 (2016-04-24)
17:00
Morocco  3–2  Egypt
Mohamed Jouad Goal 13'
Bilal Bakkali Goal 19'
Adil Habil Goal 38'
Report Mostafa Eid Mohamed Goal 12'18'
Ellis Park Arena, Johannesburg
Referee: José Francisco Katemo Katchingavisa (Angola)

2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup[edit]

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 3 0 0 13 6 +7 9 Knockout stage
2  Azerbaijan 3 1 1 1 10 7 +3 4
3  Iran 3 1 1 1 9 11 −2 4
4  Morocco 3 0 0 3 6 14 −8 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

12 September 2016 (2016-09-12)
18:00
Morocco  0–5  Azerbaijan
Report Vassoura Goal 15'18'33'
Gallo Goal 29'
Thiago Bolinha Goal 31'
Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín
Attendance: 1,016
Referee: José Francisco Katemo Katchingavisa (Angola)

15 September 2016 (2016-09-15)
20:00
Iran  5–3  Morocco
Tayyebi Goal 10'
Javid Goal 15'
Hassanzadeh Goal 16'24'
Tavakoli Goal 18'
Report Jouad Goal 16'
Adil Habil Goal 19' (pen.)33'
Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín
Referee: Sergio Cabrera (Cuba)

18 September 2016 (2016-09-18)
18:00
Spain  4–3  Morocco
Lozano Goal 8'33'
Aicardo Goal 17'
Raúl Campos Goal 19'
Report Adil Habil Goal 14'34'
El Mazray Goal 24'
Coliseo Bicentenario, Bucaramanga
Attendance: 2,696
Referee: Yuri García (Colombia)

Player List[edit]

As of the 2016 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations

Coach : Morocco Hicham Dguig

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Rabie Zaari (1981-07-26) July 26, 1981 (age 35) Morocco Raja Casablanca
12 1GK Reda Khiyari (1991-05-21) May 21, 1991 (age 26) Morocco Sebou Kenitra

2 2DF Anouar Chrayeh (1985-07-20) July 20, 1985 (age 31) Morocco Ajax Tanger
14 2DF Khalid Gtaib (1988-05-20) May 20, 1988 (age 29) Morocco Chabab Khouribga
3 2DF Mohamed Jouad (1993-03-04) March 4, 1993 (age 24) Morocco Fath Settat
5 2DF Mohammed Dahou (1984-06-20) June 20, 1984 (age 33) Morocco Ajax Tanger
4 2DF Rachid Dkhissi (1989-09-26) September 26, 1989 (age 27) Morocco Dinamo Kenitra

13 3MF Ayoub Ouandouri (1993-01-17) January 17, 1993 (age 24) Morocco Dina Kenitra
6 3MF Soufiane Borite (1992-12-11) December 11, 1992 (age 24) Morocco Almadina Aloulia Kenitra
7 3MF Youness El Asas (1988-03-11) March 11, 1988 (age 29) Morocco Ajax Kénitra

8 4FW Adil Habil (C) (1982-05-27) May 27, 1982 (age 35) Morocco Raja Casablanca
11 4FW Bilal Bakkali (1993-02-24) February 24, 1993 (age 24) Morocco Dinamo Kenitra
9 4FW Saad Knia (1987-09-06) September 6, 1987 (age 29) Morocco Fath Settat
10 4FW Soufiane El Mesrar (1990-06-05) June 5, 1990 (age 27) Morocco Dinamo Kenitra

Previous squads[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup squads

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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