Will the Atlas Lions have a flawless course? After winning all the qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup, the Moroccan selection will have to validate their ticket for the play-offs, during the match between them and Guinea this Tuesday, October 12, at the Moulay Abdellah Complex in Rabat (8 p.m.) .
Initially planned a month ago, this match counting for the 2nd day of group I had been postponed because of the coup d’état which took place in Conakry last September, and was finally relocated to Morocco, to the Moulay sports complex. Abdellah, could assure Vahid Halilhdodzic’s men a victory without waiting for the matches in November. The confrontation will be broadcast on the three SNRT channels, Arryadia, Al Aoula Inter and Tamazight.
The national team resumed training on Sunday after the 3-0 victory over Guinea Bissau on Saturday on the fourth day of Group I of the Africa zone qualifiers of the World Cup, Qatar 2022.
A qualification to seek
This victory allowed the Atlas Lions to establish their leadership, at the top of the group standings with 9 points, 5 units ahead of second Guinea Bissau, while Guinea comes third with 3 points, while Sudan is at the bottom of the standings with two points.
The national team must therefore beat the Guinean team to officially guarantee its qualification for the final phase of the World Cup qualifiers.
Ayoub El Kaabi and his teammates continued to prepare actively for this decisive meeting. A last session was scheduled Monday in the Mohammed VI football complex in Maamoura, before the third and last match of this preparatory rally.
This last training began at 5.30 p.m. with the participation of all the national elements for an hour, and focused on the physical and tactical aspect of the group.
Aware of the importance of this meeting, Vahid Halilhodzic spoke about the state of mind of his men, affirming that they achieved the most important by winning against Guinea Bissau, stressing that the Lions of the Atlas are bound to continue on the same line, and defeat Guinea Conakry.
“We had two important victories against Guinea-Bissau, and a certain fatigue can set in among the players, especially those who have not played a lot with their clubs, and I was happy with the performance they presented during the last two meetings. The offensive efficiency is present », did he declare. According to him, since these recent victories, the psychological aspect of the players has improved a lot.
Vahid expects 100% concentration from his players tomorrow. He also notes that he is very happy with the atmosphere in the group, especially the substitutes! pic.twitter.com/dBfACBsg2L
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As for the players who will be aligned on the field, Halilhodzic should return his 4-4-2 after his success in the two games against Guinea Bissau to maintain this winning dynamic.
The national team are looking to consolidate their lead in the ninth group and ensure their official qualification, in the qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.