Morocco will entertain Iran on Friday at the Krestovsky Stadium on Friday, the meeting is the first-ever meeting between the two sides, here are other facts and details you need to know about the World Cup clash between the Atlas Lions and Iran.
Nabil Dirar is doubtful for the Atlas Lion of Morocco in their game against Iran, the forward also missed their last two friendlies matches against Slovakia and Estonia due to a calf.IRAN:
Carlos Queiroz will be without suspended Saeid Ezatolahi, there are also doubts over the fitness of Mehidi Taremi and Askhan Dejagah going into the game against Morocco.HEAD TO HEAD:
Both teams have not played against each other, this will be first
meeting between the two side.RECENT FORM:MOROCCO:
Herve Renard’s side has been in a remarkable form prior to the World Cup, they have won four games and drew one in their last five games.
Out of Iran’s three friendly games, they won two and lost one which means they are not in bad form either ahead of the clash against Morocco.PREDICTION:
Morocco 2-1 IranPROBABLE LINE-UPS:MOROCCO:
Monir El Kajoui; Hamza Mendyl
, Romain Saiss
, Mehdi Benatia, Achraf Hakimi; Hakim Ziyech, Mbark Boussoufa, Younes Belhanda, Karim El Ahmadi, Noureddine Amrabat; Khalid BoutaibIRAN:
Ali Beiranvand; Milad Mohammadi, Morteza Pouraliganji, Roozbeh Cheshmi, Pejman Montazeri; Masoud Shojaei, Ehsan Haji Safi, Omid Ebrahimi; Vahid Amiri, Sardar Azmoun, Alireza Jahanbakhsh