The Moroccan national team will play against Cape Verde in a friendly game to be held on June 12 at 19:00 GMT.
Morocco still has the status of a top team, after great success at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The national team took the 4th place, although the medals, but the result is still impressive.
The team won Group F which included Croats, Belgians and Canadians. After that, the Moroccans passed Spain, winning on penalties, and then they knocked out Portugal (1:0).
In the semi-finals, Regraga’s team lost 0-2 to France, and in the match for 3rd place they lost 1-2 to Croatia. Morocco skips the Africa Cup of Nations for political reasons.
In March, the 4th team of the world defeated Brazil (2:1) in a friendly match, and a couple of days later they drew with Peru (1:1).
Cape Verde successfully qualifies for the African Cup of Nations. Two rounds before the end of the selection, the team takes 2nd place in the group with 7 points.
The national team is 5 points ahead of its competitors, so it is highly likely that it will advance to the next stage. In recent matches of the tournament, the team drew with Eswatini (0:0), and after that they beat the opponent, but with a minimum score of 1:0.
Earlier, Cape Verde could not overcome the qualification of the African Championship of Nations, losing to Sierra Leone in the 1/2 finals.
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Head to Head
In the last three matches between the two teams, Morocco managed to win 2 times, and one game ended in a draw. The last meeting of the two teams took place in 2016 as part of the African Cup of Nations qualification, and then the Moroccans won with a score (2-0).
The Moroccan national team is superior to its rival in terms of the level of play and class in general. After the World Cup, the Moroccans continue to be favorites.
They showed a good result in the game with Brazil, winning. It will not be difficult to win against such an opponent as Cape Verde.
Prediction for this match: Morocco win with handicap (-1.5)
The team can win by a shutout, considering which opponents have failed to score against the Regraga-led team before.
Prediction for this match: Morocco will not miss