Morocco

Coach:

Herve Renard

Nickname:

Atlas Lions

Africa Cup of Nations

Appearances: 15

Titles: 1 in 1976

Road to 2017 AFCON:

Top of group F with 16 points

Results:

Morocco 1-0 Libya
Sao Tome 0-3 Morocco
Cap Verde 0-1 Morocco
Morocco 2-0 Cap Verde
Libya 1-1 Morocco
Morocco 2-0 Sao Tome

World Cup

Appearances: 4

Best achievement: Round of 16 in 1986

 

Coach: Herve Renard

The 48-year-old Frenchman has won two of the last three Nations Cup titles and seeks an unprecedented third with three different countries.

He returned just months before for a second spell as Zambia coach and took them to a surprise title in 2012, when Gabon co-hosted the tournament.

Two years ago he guided Ivory Coast to the title, earning praise from captain Yaya Toure for his leadership ability.

Renard played at Cannes in France before working as an assistant under compatriot Claude Le Roy in China, England and with Ghana's Black Stars.

 

 

Key player: Mehdi Benatia. Age: 29. Defender.

The French-born centre back came through the ranks at Olympique Marseille but never made a breakthrough. After moving to Italy, he came to prominence.

He made 80 appearances for Udinese after debuting in 2010 before signing for Roma three years later for 13.5-million euros ($14 million).

He moved to Bayern Munich in 2014 before moving back to Serie A on a season-long loan at champions Juventus.

A former French junior international, this will be his third Nations Cup finals tournament appearance.

 

FIFA world ranking Jan. 2017: 57

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Group A W D L P
Burkina Faso
0 1 0 1
Cameroon
0 1 0 1
Gabon
0 1 0 1
Guinea Bissau
0 1 0 1
Group B W D L P
Senegal
1 0 0 3
Algeria
0 1 0 1
Zimbabwe
0 1 0 1
Tunisia
0 0 1 0
Group C W D L P
DR Congo
1 0 0 3
Cote d'Ivoire
0 1 0 1
Togo
0 1 0 1
Morocco
0 0 1 0
Group D W D L P
Ghana
1 0 0 3
Egypt
0 1 0 1
Mali
0 1 0 1
Uganda
0 0 1 0