Morocco's Carcela Ganzalez Mehdi vies for the ball with Ivory Coast's Aurier Serge (white) during the match, Morocco vs. Ivory Cost for the World Cup 2018 qualifier in Marrakech on November 12, 2016 - AFP / FADEL SENNA
CAIRO –11 November 2017: The Moroccan Football Federation has put up unprecedented financial rewards for the players of the Moroccan national team. In case of qualifying to the World Cup in Russia, each player will receive $ 100,000.
The Moroccans needs to at least draw with their Ivorian host on Saturday evening in Abidjan in the final round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Morocco’s coach, Hervé Renard, plans to choose the same line-up that Gabon faced in the last round, where they won at Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca.
The expected line-up for Morocco:
GK: Munir Mohamedi
DF: Hamza Mendyl, Mehdi Benatia, Nabil Dirar and Romain Saïss
MF: Mbark Boussoufa, Karim El Ahmadi, Younès Belhanda and Nordin Amrabat
FW: Khalid Boutaïb and Hakim Ziyech
The Ivorian fans did not forget their loss against Morocco in the last African Cup of Nations in Gabon, and they consider the face-off tomorrow as an opportunity for rehabilitation.