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Morocco stunned by tiny Comoros in AFCON qualifying

Morocco ended a bruising international break with a 2-2 draw against tiny Comoros in Mitsamiouli as El Fardou Ben Nabouhane scored a 90th-minute equaliser to keep their Africa Cup of Nations hosts alive.

The draw leaves Morocco on seven points after four matches, and they must wait until next month's qualifier against Cameroon to secure their spot at the 2019 finals.

The Atlas Lions needed a 94th-minute penalty to defeat the island nation - ranked 149th in the world - in Casablanca on Saturday,...

Depleted Morocco show AFCON title credentials

While many of Africa's giants struggled this weekend, Morocco overcame several key absentees and squad disharmony to prove why they ought to be considered favourites for next year's Africa Cup of Nations.

Of the heavyweights set to compete for the continental crown in Cameroon, Nigeria and Egypt also picked up big wins - the latter in some style - but the rest struggled through testing weekends.

Senegal, Algeria, and the hosts were held away at Madagascar, The Gambia, and Comoros respectively, while...

Amine Harit cut for disciplinary reasons, says Herve Renard

Herve Renard has explained that Amine Harit was excluded from Morocco's squad for their 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying victory over Malawi on Saturday evening for disciplinary reasons.

The North Africans cruised to all three points in Casablanca following Hakim Ziyech's opener and a Youssef En-Nesyri double, and moved to second place in Group B on three points.

However, the Atlas Lions were without one of their most talented attackers - Schalke 04's Harit - after Renard revealed that he turned...

Nayef Aguerd can help Morocco forget Medhi Benatia

Medhi Benatia's international future appears more uncertain than ever before after the defender was overlooked from Herve Renard's latest Morocco squad.

The Atlas Lions host Malawi in their second Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on September having fallen to a 1-0 defeat in Cameroon in their opener in June 2017.

By and large, Renard has largely kept faith with the squad that won Morocco many plaudits at the World Cup, even though they were eliminated after two matches.

They largely bossed their...