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Morocco's 3-0 Victory Over Scotland Is Not Enough
Morocco hammered Scotland, 3-0, behind two goals by Salaheddine Bassir on June 23. However, the Moroccans could not advance after Norway's 2-1 defeat of Brazil secured the second spot in Group A.

From the AP

 JUNE 23: Morocco's 3-0 Win Not Enough to Advance
 JUNE 16: Ronaldo, Brazil Cruise Past Morocco, 3-0
 JUNE 10: On Opening Day, Morocco, Norway Tie 2-2
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World Cup Highlights

 Fourth time in World Cup finals
 First African team to reach last 16
 African Nations Champions in 1976
 Third in African Nations Cup in 1980

First-Round Results

Date Result Site
Wednesday, June 10 Morocco 2, Norway 2 Montpellier
Tuesday, June 16Brazil 3, Morocco 0 Nantes
Tuesday, June 23Morocco 3, Scotland 0 Saint-Etienne

Complete First-Round Results


Pos. Name Age Club
GKAbdelkader Brazi33Royal Armed Forces
GKDriss Benzerki27Settat
GKMustapha Chadili25Raja Casablanca
DAbdelkrim Hadrioui25Benfica
DNoureddine Naybet28Deportiva Coruna
DAbdelilah Saber27Sporting Lisbon
DYoussef Rossi24Rennes
DLahcen Abrami28Wydad Casablanca
DSmahi Triki30Lausanne
DRachid Neqrouz26Bari
MMoustafa Hadji26Deportiva Coruna
MRachid Azzouzj27Furth (Germany)
MYoussef Chippo24Porto
MSaid Chiba27Compostela
MJamel Sellami27Raja Casablanca
MAbderrahim Ouakili271860 Munich
MMourad Bounoua25Kickers Stuttgart
FSalaheddine Bassir25Deportivo Coruna
FAbdeljilil Hadda26Club Africain
FAli Khattabi21Heerenveen
FRachid Rokki23SCMM Mohammedia

Road to France

Won Lost Tied GF GA
5 0 1 14 2
How Qualified: First place in CAF Group 5
Aug. 17, 1997Morocco 2, Gabon 0
June 8, 1997Morocco 1, Ghana 0
April 26, 1997Sierra Leone 0, Morocco 1
April 6, 1997Gabon 0, Morocco 4 (Abandoned after 55 minutes)
Jan. 11, 1997Ghana 2, Morocco 2
Nov. 9, 1996Morocco 4, Sierra Leone 0

Facts and Figures

Location: Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Western Sahara
Population: 30,391,423 (July 1997 estimate)
Capital: Rabat
Comparative area: Slightly larger than California
Religions: Muslim 98.7 percent, Christian 1.1 percent, Jewish 0.2 percent
Landscape: Northern coast and interior are mountainous with large areas of bordering plateaus, intermontane valleys, and rich coastal plains

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