Matchday: everything you need to know about Morocco vs. Netherlands

A loaded duel against not the least opponent, despite the poor series of the Dutch national football team.

Tonight is it so far, the poster where we after Badr Hari vs. Rico Verhoeven and Verhoeven again against the most forward Ismael Laghari have looked. Yesterday it was time for the press conference where the visor the most focused on the sole absentee at the Moroccan team, Hakim Ziyech. It is a pity that he can't act against the team for which his national coach at the time, Danny Blind, after left to him. In the end, might be the cause for his eventual choice for his roots to come out, the Lions of the Atlas.


Yesterday afternoon was also the moment when the team of interim head coach Fred Grim arrived in Agadir. The selection was immediately captured by the Moroccan press, the contents of those interviews leave so far. In the past, the A-selections of both countries in each other a total of 2 times; during the World Cup of 1994 in the United States and during a friendly match against in the Gelredome in Arnhem. Beyond those 2 confrontations it has since unfortunately no longer come, partly because of what Morocco is during the Dutch Juniors-Young for cases in 2007 in the Willem II Stadium chose the KNVB to ensure no more against Morocco in Netherlands. There was a suspension of 5 years, also came after the expiry of both unions not more to each other.

Nevertheless, there is much at stake for both teams despite that this is just a friendly match against. Morocco is steadily developing, putting together the ideal base team. Orange has the duty to Polish the image and to prepare for the coming World Cup Qualifiers. Zeperd in and against Bulgaria after the qualification seemed further away than ever, hence also the intervention of the NFL by the resignation of national coach Danny Blind and the appointment of Dick Advocaat and Ruud Gullit.

Salient detail is that Morocco, for the most part and perhaps all the way, fasting is. Until the moment there is nothing known about players who go not fasting this day because of the international flag. Or these are development will have on the game of Morocco remains to be seen. Let's all hope for a nice pot football!


Morocco-Netherlands
time: 19:30 (uk time)
Stadium: Grand Stade d'Agadir
channel (s): SBS6, Al Aoula, Arryadia and FOX Sports 1
arbitration: Mahamadou Keita (Mali)