Morocco unveil squad for Afcon 2013

Morocco coach Rachid Taoussi named his Africa Cup of Nations squad on Wednesday, dropping almost half of the group that participated in the previous edition, including Arsenal’s Maroune Chamakh and Celtic defender El Kaddouri Badr.

Aston Villa’s Karim El Ahmadi, Younes Belhanda of Montpellier and Granada striker Youssef El Arabi will be some of the top names to look out for in the outfit during the tournament.

Moroccco are pitted against hosts South Africa, Angola and Cape Verde in Group A, and will play their first game against the Palancas Negras on January 19 at the National Stadium in Johannesburg.

List

Name

Club

Goalkeepers:

;

;Khalid Askri

;Raja

;Nadir Lamyaghri

;Wydad

;Anas Zniti

;Maghreb Fes

Defenders:

;

;Issam El Adoua

;Vitoria

;Younes Belakhdar

;FAR Rabat

;Zakarya Bergdich

;RC Lens

;Mehdi Benatia

;Udinese

;Abderrahim Chakir

;FAR Rabat

;Ahmed Kantari

;Stade Brestois

;Abdelhamid El Kaoutari

;Montpellier

Midfielders:

;

;Karim El Ahmadi

;Aston Villa

;Nordin Amrabat

;Galatasaray

;Oussama Assaidi

;Liverpool

;Abdelaziz Barrada

;Getafe

;Chahir Belghazouani

;Ajaccio

;Younes Belhanda

;Montpellier

;Kamel Chafni

;Stade Brestois

;Adil Hermach

;Al Hilal

;Youssef Kaddioui

;FAR Rabat

;Mehdi Nemli

;Moghreb Tetouan

Forwards:

;

;Youssef El Arabi

;Granada

;Abderrazak Hamdallah

;OCS

;Mounir El Hamdaoui

;Fiorentina

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