National voter Walid Rekraki will be the second local coach to lead the Moroccan team in the World Cup final, after the late Abdallah Yalinda, who was the Lions’ captain at the time in the USA World Cup. 1994.
In the 1994 World Cup in America, the Moroccan team was eliminated from the group stage, after falling to the bottom of their sixth group, which included the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Belgium, without points, as a result of losing all their matches.
The Yugoslav Blagoy Videnic is considered the first coach to lead the Moroccan team in the World Cup final, and that was in the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, knowing that the lions were eliminated from the group stage at the time, after being slipped into Group D with a point, after a draw with Bulgaria with a goal for the same, and a loss to Germany and Peru separately.
The Brazilian Mahdi Faria had the opportunity to lead the Moroccan team in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, as he was the first coach to get through the group stage, after leading the sixth group with four points, after a victory over Portugal by three . goals to one, and a draw with Poland and England, before Germany was eliminated from the prize round with a clean goal.
The French Henri Michel was the coach of the Moroccan team in the 1998 World Cup, knowing that he left the group stage after finishing third in Group A, scoring four points, from the tie with Norway with two goals for himself, defeat against Brazil by three clean, and a victory over Scotland. With three goals.
The Frenchman Renard succeeded his compatriot, Henri Michel, in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, by taking the Moroccan team out of the group stage, after finishing bottom with one point in the second group, after drawing with Spain with two goals alike. , and a loss to Iran and Portugal with a clean goal.