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The Morocco national football team also known as The Atlas Lions represents Morocco in men's international football competitions. It is controlled by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation and The team is a member of both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football Football  (CAF).

Internationally, Morocco won the African Cup of Nations in 1976 and has participated in the FIFA World Cup five times. Their best result came in 1986 when they were the first and the only African national team to finish top of a group at the  FIFA World Cup. In that 1986  FIFA World Cup Group F, Morocco finished ahead of England, Portugal, and Poland after holding both Poland and England to goalless draws, and beating Portugal 3–1.

The national team won the Championship of African Nations in 2018, a tournament reserved for African national teams with a team formed only by players playing in the Moroccan championship. Back to participate in the final phase of a World Cup after 20 years, in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Morocco went out in the first round, after two 0–1 defeats against Iran and Portugal. In the last match against Spain, they took the lead 2–1 but was unable to keep it, and drew 2–2, ultimately managed to eliminate Iran as well. Morocco entered the 2019 AFCON with high confidence, having played in the previous World Cup. However, in spite of three straight group stage wins, Morocco was shockingly knocked out by less known Benin in the round of sixteen.

The Atlas Lion Head Coach is Vahid Halilhodzic and the team's home stadium is Stade Mohamed V. Most Caps player was Noureddine Naybet with 115 Appearances, The team's all-time highest goal scorer was also Ahmed Faras with 36 goals. Their current captain is Roman Saiss who is currently playing as a Defender or Midfielder for an English Professional Club Wolverhampton Wanderer.

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