The Moroccan national team will face its Iranian counterpart, today, Tuesday, starting at one o’clock in the afternoon, on the floor of the Glora Bung Tomo Stadium, in Surabaya, Indonesia, to calculate the final stage of the U-17 World Cup.
Saeed Sheba’s sons are looking forward to achieving a positive result against the Iranian team, in order to qualify for the quarter-finals for the first time, after the last stop the national team reached was the eighth-final in 2013, in its first participation in the World Cup finals in the Emirates, before it was defeated by Ivory Coast by two goals to one. .
In relation to the match mentioned above, the coach of the Moroccan under-17 national team, Said Chiba, confirmed that the Atlas Cubs enjoy good morale, and everyone is determined to appear in their best image on both the physical and mental levels.
The national voter stressed the need to improve the offensive efficiency against the Iranian team, expressing his hope that the opportunities that will be available during this match will be exploited, because the more progress is made in the competition, the more difficult the matches will become.
Saeed Sheba concluded his statements by pointing out that Iran is a strong team on the physical level, and the players must demonstrate their physical abilities and improve their effectiveness in front of goal.
In the same context, the FIFA Referees Committee decided on the name of the Portuguese referee, Pinheiro João, to lead the aforementioned match between the Moroccan national team and its Iranian counterpart, with the assistance of both his compatriots, Jesus Bruno, as first assistant, and Maya Luciano, as second assistant.
The Moroccan national team finished the group stage at the top of Group A with six points, from a victory over Panama with two clean goals, Indonesia with three goals to one, and a defeat against Ecuador with two clean goals, while Ecuador ranked second with five points, while third place went to Indonesia with two points, and fourth to the Panamanian team with the same score. .
The Moroccan national team for under 17 years also topped its group in the World Cup finals held in the Emirates in 2013 with seven points, from a victory over Croatia by three goals to one, Panama by four goals to two, and a scoreless draw with Uzbekistan, securing a place in the last 16. To meet the Côte d’Ivoire national team, which they defeated by two goals to one.