Morocco national football team

Morocco
Nickname(s)The Atlas Lions
AssociationRoyal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF)
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNAF (North Africa)
Head coachVahid Halilhodžić
CaptainRomain Saïss
Most capsNoureddine Naybet (115)[1]
Top scorerAhmed Faras (36)[1]
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeMAR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 33 1 (16 September 2021)[2]
Highest10 (April 1998 [3])
Lowest95 (September 2010)
First international
 Morocco 3–3 Iraq 
(Beirut, Lebanon; 19 October 1957)
Biggest win
 Morocco 13–1 Saudi Arabia 
(Casablanca, Morocco; 6 September 1961)
Biggest defeat
 Hungary 6–0 Morocco 
(Tokyo, Japan; 11 October 1964)
World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1970)
Best resultRound of 16 (1986)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances18 (first in 1972)
Best resultChampions (1976)
African Nations Championship
Appearances4 (first in 2014)
Best resultChampions (2018 and 2020)

The Morocco national football team (Arabic: منتخب المغرب لكرة القدم, Berber: ⵜⴰⵔⴰⴱⴱⵓⵓⵜ ⴰⵏⴰⵎⵓⵔ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ), nicknamed The Atlas Lions, represents Morocco in men's international football competitions. It is controlled by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, also known as FRMF. The team's colours are red and green. The team is a member of both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

They were considered the best African national football team after they ranked 10th in the FIFA World Rankings in April 1998, and are the first African national team in history to be ranked by FIFA in the top ten in the FIFA World Rankings and are also the only African national team to have been at the top of the FIFA World Rankings for three consecutive years, from 1997 to 1999. Internationally, they won the African Nations Cup in 1976 and have participated in the FIFA World Cup five times. Their best result came in 1986, when they were the first and the only African national team to finish top of a group at the World Cup— Morocco topped Group F in 1986 World Cup after holding both Poland and England to goalless draws, and beating Portugal 3–1. By doing so, they became the first African and Arabs national team, and only the second nation from outside Europe and the Americas (after North Korea in 1966), to reach the second round at the World Cup. England lost 1–0 to Portugal, followed by a 0–0 draw against Morocco in which England they lost, finishing ahead of England, Portugal and Poland—and to progress to the round of 16, where they narrowly lost to eventual runners-up West Germany 1–0.