Renard Unveils 27-man preselection for World Cup qualifying diptych Morocco against Mali

Just made the Moroccan Football Federation FRMF via its official channels the preselection known for World Cup qualifying diptych against Mali.

Where previously the return of Medhi Benatia and Hakim Ziyech were announced, we find their names on the list of the French national coach. Further surprised Renard with 2 debutants in the selection: Sofiane Alakouch (Nimes) and Amine Khammas (RC Genk).

Below the full preselection:

Keepers:
1. Munir El Mae (CD Numancia)
2. Y Ball (Girona CF)
3. Yassine El Kharroubi (Wydad Casablanca)

Defenders:
4. Marouane Da Costa (Istanbul BaÅŸakÅŸehir)
5. Medhi Benatia (Juventus)
6. Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers
7. Amine Khammas (RC Genk)
8. Sofiane Alakouch (Nimes Olympique)
9. Achraf H (Real Madrid)
10. Jawad El Yamiq (Raja Casablanca)
11. Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce)

Midfielders:
12. Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord)
13. Youssef Ait Ahmed (SM Caen)
14. Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray)
15. Hakim Ziyech (Ajax)
16. Fabi Fajr (Getafe)
17. Mbark Boussoufa (Al Jazeera)
18. Mohamed Fouzair (Al Nasr)

Attackers:
19. Oussama Tannane (Saint Etienne)
20. Nordin Amrabat (Watford)
21. Mehdi Carcela (Olympiakos)
22. Mohamed Ounajem (Wydad Casablanca)
23. Aziz Baldock (FC St. Pauli)
24. Mimoun Mahi (FC Groningen)
25. Khalid Bali (Yeni Malatyaspor)
26. Rachid Alioui (Nimes Olympique)
27. Walid Azaro (Al Ahly SC)

As a reminder, Mali Morocco will find first time home 1 september (in the Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat) after which it enters into the confrontation on 5 september in Bamako against the Malian team.