Morocco national under-23 football team

Morocco Olympic football team
Nickname(s) Lions de l'Atlas
(Atlas Lions)
Association Royal Moroccan Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Morocco Hassan Benabicha
Captain Driss Fettouhi
Home stadium Stade de Marrakech
First international
 Hungary 6 – 0 Morocco 
(Tokyo, Japan; October 11, 1964)
Biggest win
 Morocco 6 – 0 Malaysia 
(Ingolstadt, Germany; August 31, 1972)
Biggest defeat

 Hungary 6 – 0 Morocco 
(Tokyo, Japan; October 11, 1964)

Records for competitive matches only.

Morocco Olympic football team' represents Morocco in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except three overage players. The team is controlled by the Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football (FRMF).


Morocco appeared the first in the Olympic games in 1964 when they lost against Hungary and Yugoslavia respectively by the scores of 6–0 and 3–1.

The second appearance was supposed to be during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico but Morocco refused to allow its team to play against Israel national team because of political issues. Then Ghana national team took the advantage and replaced Morocco in the final competition.

In 1972, Morocco reached the second round after a draw against USA and a win against Malaysia national team.

Morocco was very close to reach the Quarter final during the 2004 Summer Olympics but the goals difference was in the favor of U-23 Costa Rica after all the teams played their three games. Morocco is qualified to the 2012 London Olympic games after beating Egypt 3–2 in the semi-finals of the African Cup under-23 on December 7, 2012.

Morocco had organized the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship and got qualified to the 2012 Summer Olympics after reaching the final game, then the olympic team lost against Gabon by the score of 2–1 at Marrakech Stadium.

Olympic games record

See Morocco national football team#Summer Olympic Games for the results before 1992 (no age limit).

Olympics Record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Spain 1992Round 115301228
United States 1996Did Not Qualify
Australia 2000Round 116300317
Greece 2004Round 110311133
China 2008Did Not Qualify
United Kingdom 2012Round 111302123
Brazil 2016Did Not Qualify
Japan 2020To be determined
TotalRound 14/712147821

CAF U-23 Championship

CAF U-23 Championship Record
Appearances: 1 / 2
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Morocco 2011Runners-up2530265
Senegal 2015Did Not Qualify-------
Zimbabwe 2019To be determined-------

UNAF U-23 Tournament

UNAF U-23 Tournament
Appearances: 3 / 4
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Libya 2006--------
Tunisia 20073rd Place3
Morocco 2010Runners-up2320163
Morocco 20113rd Place3201112
Algeria 2015

2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualification

Third round

Winners qualified for 2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Morocco  1–2  Tunisia 1–0 0–2

19 July 2015 (2015-07-19)
18:00 UTC+1
Morocco  1–0  Tunisia
Bencharki  45' (pen.) Report
Stade de FUS, Rabat
Referee: Fidel Gomes (Guinea-Bissau)

2 August 2015 (2015-08-02)
18:00 UTC+1
Tunisia  2–0  Morocco
Rjaïbi  57'
Jouini  63'
Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès
Referee: Mohamed Hamada (Mauritania)

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1GK Badreddine Benachour (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 Wydad Casablanca
1GK Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (1996-04-05) 5 April 1996 Nahdat Berkane

2DF Youssef Jamaaoui (1993-04-29) 29 April 1993 Olympique Khouribga
2DF Mehdi Moufaddal (1994-03-27) 27 March 1994 Chabab Rif Al Hoceima
2DF Saad Ait Lkhorsa (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 Olympic Safi
2DF Badr Banoune (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 Nahdat Berkane
2DF Hamza Moussadak (1994-04-09) 9 April 1994 Youssoufia Berrechid
2DF Naif Aguerd (1996-03-30) 30 March 1996 Fath Union Sport
2DF Mohamed Saidi (1994-10-10) 10 October 1994 Chabab Rif Al Hoceima
2DF Ayoub Qasmi (1993-09-19) 19 September 1993 Wydad Casablanca

3MF Anas Al Asbahi (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 Wydad Casablanca
3MF Habib Allah Dahmani (1993-06-15) 15 June 1993 MAS Fez
3MF Walid El Karti (1994-07-23) 23 July 1994 Wydad Casablanca
3MF Youssef Essaiydy (1994-08-16) 16 August 1994 Nahdat Berkane
3MF Badr Boulhroud (1994-09-14) 14 September 1994 Fath Union Sport
3MF Walid Sabbar (1996-02-25) 25 February 1996 Raja Casablanca
3MF Aymane El Hassouni (1995-02-22) 22 February 1995 Wydad Casablanca
3MF Soufiane Bahja (1993-07-27) 27 July 1993 Kawkab Marrakech

4FW Reda Hajhouj (1994-07-02) 2 July 1994 Wydad Casablanca
4FW Achraf Bencharki (1994-09-24) 24 September 1994 MAS Fez
4FW Adam Ennafati (1994-06-29) 29 June 1994 Fath Union Sport

Previous squads

Football at the Summer Olympics squads


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