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Revealed Morocco XI: Boufal starts against Egypt in Afcon quarter-final

8:02 PM IST 30/01/22
The Atlas Lions and the Pharaohs face off to decide the winner for a place in the last four

Sofiane Boufal is among Morocco's starters against Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium on Sunday.

  • Yassine Bounou of Morocco.

    Goalkeeper: Yassine Bounou

    The 30-year-old custodian will be looking for a third clean sheet after featuring in all of Morocco's games up to this point.

  • Adam Masina of Morocco.

    Left-back: Adam Masina

    Masina, who carries one yellow card so far, has featured in each game for the Atlas Lions and continues to keep his position in the first team.

  • Nayef Aguerd of Morocco.

    Centre-back: Nayef Aguerd

    The FUS Rabat star has been deployed at the heart of the defence and will be tasked with keeping Mohamed Salah and his teammates at bay.

  • Romain Ghanem Saiss of Morocco.

    Centre-back: Romain Saiss

    Together with Aguerd, Saiss will have the huge task of putting the Egyptian attackers under check in a potentially explosive game.

  • Achraf Hakimi, Morocco, January 2022

    Right-back: Achraf Hakimi

    He scored the winning goal against Malawi and helped the 1976 champions to progress and book a quarter-final slot against their North African rivals.

  • Sofyan Amrabat and Adam Masina, Morocco

    Midfielder: Sofyan Amrabat

    He missed the group's opening game but has been a starter since then as he is deployed against the record Afcon champions on Sunday.

  • Frank Mhango, Selim Amallah, Morocco vs Malawi, January 2022

    Midfielder: Selim Amallah

    The Standard Liege star gets another start after he featured for full minutes against the Flames in the Round of 16 duel.

  • Ayoub El Kaabi of Morocco celebrates goal with teammates Aymen Barkok.

    Midfielder: Aymen Barkok

    Barkok has been drafted into the lineup ahead of Imran Louza whom he replaced in the 80th minute during the Malawi duel.

  • CAN 2022 Maroc Sofiane Boufal

    Forward: Sofiane Boufal

    One of the experienced players in the Morocco ranks, he is expected to be on top form, cause problems for the Pharaohs' backline and create goalscoring chances for the Atlas Lions.

  • Munir El Haddadi of Morocco.

    Forward: Munir El Haddadi

    The Sevilla star earns a starting slot replacing Ayoub El Kaabi who played in their last game.

  • Youssef En-Nesyri of Morocco.

    Striker: Youssef En-Nesyri

    He equalised for Morocco in the first half against Malawi, and this start is another chance for him to try and get more goals to move up the scorers' chart.