Spotlight: Mahi and Bel Hassani Morocco, national coach debut high on list beckons

Perhaps very soon the former Spartans in the red and green of the Moroccan national football team?

Know in youth exponent from one of the best youth academies of Netherlands, Sparta Rotterdam, now they are also plenty of followed by the Moroccan Football Federation. Various media in Morocco are based on sources close to the FRMF that both Ilias Bel Hassani as Mimoun Mahi may soon show a call can expect for the first team of the Atlas Lions.

Especially Mahi is the last weeks working on jacking of his goals average. The 22-year-old had at first left outside of the current season still some effort to regain his form of last year. At present, the attacker on 10 goals and 2 assists. Bel Hassani, on the other hand, has slightly lesser figures but is certainly true as a major hub in the national football team of John van den Brom: 4 goals and 6 assists in all competitions, and that for a midfielder who has in recent months have to work in a new team.

With a view to the forthcoming qualifying series for the World Cup in 2018 is Russia's national coach Herve Renard busy trying to get a wide selection on legs. The first moments on the balance sheet are the two friendly confrontations with not the least opponents Tunisia and Burkina Faso. On Friday 24 March opens one against Burkina Faso, four days later, one opposite the Tunisians. Both duels will be finished in the Grand Stade de Marrakech.

It is expected that about two weeks before this duels Renard with the preselection will come.