The national team will take part in the handball world championship, the eighth in its history, from January 11 to 29 in Sweden and Poland, with the aim of putting on a good show and going beyond the first round.
To achieve this, national coach Noureddine Bouhaddioui will rely on a group of 16 players, including six active professionals in France (5) and Saudi Arabia (1).
These young players, who are taking part in the World Cup for the second time after the 2021 edition in Egypt, are driven by a firm desire to give the best of themselves and avoid the President’s Cup intended for the underprivileged.
Morocco has been absent from the World Cup for six editions, since 2007, before qualifying for Egypt-2021 which was disputed in the context of the spread of the coronavirus.
The Moroccan team qualified for the 2023 World Cup by occupying third place at the last African Cup of Nations in Egypt, a rank it has occupied for the first time since 2006, in favor of the increase the number of participating selections to 32 in the Tunis edition.
In a strong group, Morocco will face the United States in the first round (January 13 at 6:00 p.m.), the Egyptian selection, reigning African champions (January 15 at 6:00 p.m.) and Croatia, candidate at least in the last square (January 17 at 8:30 p.m.).
This is the 8th participation of the Moroccan handball team in a world championship after 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007 and 2021.
The best result of the Moroccan handball team in the world championship remains 17th place in the 1999 edition in Egypt.