Football in Morocco
|Football in Morocco|
|Governing body||Royal Moroccan Football Federation|
|National team||national football team|
Coupe du Trône
The Coupe du Trône is a football cup competition in Morocco open to both professional and amateur squads.
Morocco men's national football team
The Morocco national football team, nicknamed Lions de l'Atlas (Atlas Lions), is the national team of Morocco and is controlled by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. They were the first African team to qualify directly to the World Cup finals, as they did in 1970. They were the first African team to win a group at the World Cup, which they did in 1986, finishing ahead of Portugal, Poland, and England. Morocco fell to eventual runner-up West Germany 1-0 in the second round.
Morocco women's national football team
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 African Women's Championship. They have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup.
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