Morocco women's national football team

Nickname(s) Atlas Lions
Association Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football
Head coach Abid Oubenaissa
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 73 Increase 1 (26 August 2016)
Highest 52 (July 2003)
Lowest 92 (2009)
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.


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.


FIFA Women's World Cup

FIFA Women's World Cup
Appearances: 0 / 7
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991Did not enter
Sweden 1995
United States 1999Did not qualify
United States 2003
China 2007
Germany 2011
Canada 2015
France 2019To be determined
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Summer Olympic Games

Football at the Summer Olympic record
Appearances: 0 / 6
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
United States 1996Did Not Enter
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008Did Not Qualify
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016Did Not Enter
Japan 2020To be determined

Africa Women's Championship

CAF Women's Championship
Appearances: 2 / 12
Year Round GP W D* L GS GA GD
1991Did not enter
Nigeria 1998Group stage311149-5
South Africa 2000Group stage3003113-12
Nigeria 2002Did not qualify
South Africa 2004Did not enter
Nigeria 2006Did not qualify
Equatorial Guinea 2008
South Africa 2010
Equatorial Guinea 2012
Namibia 2014
Cameroon 2016
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Arab Women's Championship

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]

Arab Women's Championship
Appearances: 1 / 1
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Egypt 2006Runners-up24211123

UNAF Women's Tournament

UNAF Women's Tournament
Appearances: 0 / 1
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Egypt 2009Did not participate

2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualification

First round

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

5 March 2016 (2016-03-05)
Mali  0–0  Morocco
Stade Modibo Kéïta, Bamako
Referee: Christine Enyonam Ziga (Ghana)

19 March 2016 (2016-03-19)
Morocco  1–2  Mali
Jraidi  4' Report[5] Baradji  36'
Diarra  75'
Stade Boubker Ammar, Salé
Referee: Fatou Thioune (Senegal)

 Mali won 2–1 on aggregate.

Sport equipment


  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, 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.
  5. "Eliminatoires de la CAN Féminine Cameroun 2016 – Défaite de l'Equipe Nationale face au Mali" (in French). FMRF. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
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