Atlas Lions in search of qualification on Mauritanian land

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 The national team faces Mauritania this Friday at 8 p.m. at the stadium sheikha Ould Boïdiya in Nouakchott, on behalf of the 5th day of the CAN 2022 qualifiers.

The meeting between the two African nations will be broadcast on beIN Sports HD 4, the Qatari group holding the TV rights for CAF competitions in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa).

The qualifying match for CAN 2021 will not be behind closed doors. Indeed, 900 viewers will be authorized to attend this confrontation as part of the respect of the health protocol to avoid the spread of the coronavirus which continues to constitute a danger.

The Atlas Lions did their last training yesterday in Nouakchott. The whole group was there to prepare well to storm Mauritania in order to take a step towards African competition.

Vahid Halilhodzic’s side is unbeaten in their four group matches so far, winning three and drawing. They have scored nine goals and conceded only one, and are normally undefeated in competitive football since the 2018 World Cup (eliminated from the 2019 African Cup of Nations by Benin on penalties ).

With just one point needed in their next two games, it won’t be long before Morocco can start planning to try to win their second Africa Cup of Nations, which had already tasted glory in 1976.

And for this, the coach of the national team called on a team fleshed out on paper, marked by the arrival of Sevilla FC player Munir El Haddadi and Watford player Adam Masina, both now eligible to represent Morocco on a large scale.

Vahid will also be able to count on the presence of executives who have already made the heyday of EN namely Hakim Ziyech, Achraf Hakimi, Romain Saiss, Youssef En-Nesyri, Nayef Aguerd, or Sofyane Amrabat.

After this meeting, the Mountakhab will cross swords with Burundi at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Complex on March 30.

Morocco leads Group E (10 pts) with five points ahead of Mauritania, Burundi, and the Central African Republic, which rank respectively in 3rd and 4th place with 4 and 3 points.


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