Everyone’s new favourite underdogs, Morocco will host Brazil in friendly action on Saturday.
The African nation captured hearts as they flew to the semi-finals of the World Cup, seeing off Belgium, Spain and Portugal as part of one of the most memorable runs in tournament history.
That run will ensure Morocco are not scared of Brazil, who were dumped out one stage earlier in Qatar and are looking for a new permanent manager following the departure of Tite.
Here’s all you need to know about this one.
Morocco vs Brazil H2H Results
Current Form (Last Five Games)
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Morocco team news
Manager Walid Regragui has kept the core of his squad together after the World Cup but has involved a number of youngsters looking to secure their first caps.
Potential debutants: El Mehdi Benabid, Abdel Abqar, Yassine Kechta, Chadi Riad, Benjamin Bouchouari, Ayoud Amraoui, Ibrahim Salah
Morocco predicted lineup (5-4-1): Bounou; Hakimi, Aguerd, Saiss, El Yamiq, Mazraoui; Ziyech, Ounahi, Amrabat, Boufal; En-Nesyri
Brazil team news
Brazil have shaken things up a little bit. Interim boss Ramon Menezes has been forced to do without the injured Neymar but has left notable names like Alisson, Gabriel Martinelli, Bruno Guimaraes and Raphinha at home.
Instead, there’s a youthful vibe to the Selecao, who have no fewer than ten uncapped players in the squad.
Potential debutants: Rony, Raphael Veiga, Yuri Alberto, Joao Gomes, Mycael, Andrey Santos, Andre, Vitor Roque, Robert Renan, Arthur
Brazil predicted lineup vs Morocco
Brazil predicted lineup(4-3-3): Ederson; Emerson, Bremer, Militao, Lodi; Casemiro, Santos, Paqueta; Antony, Rodrygo, Vinicius
The nature of Brazil’s squad suggests they aren’t particularly bothered about winning and will prioritise minutes for the next generation of exciting youngsters, who will definitely be in for a fight.
Morocco’s talents may not jump off the page individually, but as they proved in Qatar, they are a strong unit who know how to exceed expectations, and even though this is just a friendly, they’ll be eyeing another scalp.
If the South Americans are a little disjointed, they will struggle up against Morocco’s famously tough defence, which could see the spoils shared in this one.
Prediction: Morocco 1-1 Brazil
Source : 90min.com