Everyone’s new favourite underdogs, Morocco will host Brazil in friendly action on Saturday.
The African nation captured hearts as they flew to the semi-finals of the World Cup, seeing off Belgium, Spain and Portugal as part of one of the most memorable runs in tournament history.
That run will ensure Morocco are not scared of Brazil, who were dumped out one stage earlier in Qatar and are looking for a new permanent manager following the departure of Tite.
Morocco: There are a number of familiar faces in Regragui’s squad for this and the friendly against Peru a few days later. Paris Saint-Germain’s Achraf Hakimi has been called up despite rape charges against the 24-year-old while a number of Europe-based youngsters have also been called up for the first time.
Brazil: The samba stars only have this one fixture this international break and a number of star names are missing including PSG pair Neymar and Marquinhos with both injured. Tottenham Hotspur’s Richarlison is also out hurt so this is not quite a new dawn yet for the Brazilians.
Morocco predicted lineup (5-4-1):
Bounou; Hakimi, Aguerd, Saiss, El Yamiq, Mazraoui; Ziyech, Ounahi, Amrabat, Boufal; En-Nesyri
Brazil predicted lineup (4-3-3):
Ederson; Emerson, Bremer, Militao, Lodi; Casemiro, Santos, Paqueta; Antony, Rodrygo, Vinicius
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