National coach Hervé Renard unveiled on Monday the final list of Atlas Lions who will face Malawi on March 22 for the sixth and final day of the CAN 2019 playoffs, then Argentina in a friendly March 26 in Tangier.
Along with the big veterans Benatia, Da Costa, Ahmadi and Boussoufa, this list of 33 players is especially marked by the convocation of six players of the Botola Pro D1, namely Badr Banoun, Zakaria Hadraf and Abdelilah Hafidi, from Raja of Casablanca, Reda Tagnaouti and Ismail El Haddad from Wydad of Casablanca and Abdelkrim Baadi from Hassania of Agadir.
The group of Atlas Lions also knows the selection for the first time of Anuar Tuhami (Valladolid) and the return of Rachid Alioui (Nîmes). Oussama Idrissi (AZ Alkmaar), who has recently chosen to play with Morocco, will also be there.
In contrast, Hamza Mendyl, Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce), injured and Walid Azaro (Al Ahly), who is recovering from an injury, are the main absentees.
Here is the list of the 33 players summoned:
Goalkeepers: Mounir El Kajoui (Malaga, Spain), Yassine Bounou (Gerona, Spain), Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (Wydad, Morocco).
Defenders: Marouane Da Costa (Ittihad Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Ghanem Saiss (Wolverhampton, England), Mehdi Benatia (Al-Duhail Sports, Qatar), Achraf Hakimi (Dortmund, Germany), Mazraoui Noussair (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands), El Hajjam Oualid (Amiens SC, France), Fouad Chafik (Dijon, France), Badr Banoun (Raja, Morocco).
Midfielders: Karim El Ahmadi Arroussi (Al Ittihad, Saudi Arabia), Youssef Aït Bennasser (St Etienne, France), M’barek Boussoufa (Al-Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Younès Belhanda (Galatasaray, Turkey), Fayçal Fajr (Caen, France), Amine Harit (Schalke 04, Germany), Sofiane Amrabet (Club Brugge, Belgium), Anuar Tuhami (Valladolid, Spain), Abdelkrim Baadi (Hassania of Agadir, Morocco), Oualid El Hajjam (Amiens FC, France), Mehdi Bourabia (Sassuolo, Italy).
Attackers: Nordin Amrabat (Al-Nasr, Saudi Arabia), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands), Ayoub El Kaabi (Hebei China Fortune FC, China), Khalid Boutaïb (Zamalek, Egypt), Rachid Alioui (Nimes, France), Youssef En-Nesyri (Leganes, Spain), Soufiane Boufal (Celta Vigo, Spain), Oussama Idrissi (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Abdelilah Hafidi (Raja, Morocco), Ismail El Haddad (Wydad, Morocco), Zakaria Hadraf (Raja, Morocco).