Football: in front of their home crowd, the Atlas Lions aim high against Brazil

The players of the Moroccan selection during a training session on March 21, 2023 before their friendly match against Brazil. © AFP

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The Moroccan selection faces the Brazilian team in a prestigious friendly match on March 25 in Tangier. In the wake of their historic journey at the World Cup in Qatar, Walid Regragui's players want to continue their good momentum and succeed in their return to school in front of the Moroccan public.


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With our correspondent in Tangier, Victor Mauriat

It is a prestigious meeting with festive looks that awaits the Moroccan selection, this March 25 in Tangier. Three months after their superb run at the World Cup in Qatar, the Atlas Lions make their comeback in front of their fans in a friendly match against Brazil. And in an Ibn-Batouta stadium that should be sold with more than 60,000 tickets already sold, Walid Regragui's players intend to honor their reputation acquired at the World Cup.

Romain Saïss, the captain of the Moroccan team, clearly displays the ambitions of his team: "It's going to be a nice match, against one of the best teams in the world. We are in the continuity of what we did at the World Cup and it is an opportunity to celebrate our journey in Qatar with our fans. For the party to be real and successful, we have to play a good game and win. Qatar was yesterday and it has happened now. We have to look to the future because there are important deadlines coming. We have increased our level of play and the level of Moroccan football. These standards must now be the bare minimum. We have to keep moving forward and that already involves a big game against Brazil."

The positive dynamics of Moroccan football

Defeating the Seleção will not be easy. But Morocco, the first African nation to reach the semi-finals of a World Cup, wants to continue its momentum. And the Tangier fans do not hesitate to dream big for their national team. "Iam happy and proud of my country and its journey to the World Cup. I hope we will continue to do this with Regragui. Tonight, we can win 1-0 or 2-0 why not? ", says a young supporter near the stadium.

Moroccan football is already looking to the future, since King Mohammed VI announced on March 14 that Morocco was joining the bid of Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 World Cup. A news that delighted Moroccan fans and represents a great promise for the future of the country: "I am very happy that Morocco plays against Brazil. To get to the semi-finals of the World Cup was quite an achievement. I hope we will continue on the same path until the next World Cup in 2026. And until the 2030 that we will organize at home! In the meantime, the party should be total tonight in Tangier.

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