Morocco U-18 team decided to participate in Seoul EOU Cup due to earthquake damage, “Please pray for us”
Despite the earthquake damage, Morocco decided to send the U-18 national team.
The Korea Sports Agents Association announced on the 20th that it has decided to participate in the ‘2023 Seoul EOU Cup U-18 International Youth Football Tournament (hereinafter referred to as Seoul EOU Cup)’ in Seoul in October for the peace and environment of the earth.
Morocco suffered massive damage on the 8th from the strongest earthquake in 120 years. The earthquake left nearly 3,000 dead and over 5,600 injured. Difficult situation overall. However, the Moroccan U-18 national team decided to participate in this tournament.카지노
When the Moroccan Football Association decided to send the U-18 national team, it delivered the message to the tournament organizing committee: “Please pray for Morocco, many people have lost their families and hope.”
The 2023 Seoul EOU Cup U-18 International Youth Championship, in which the U-18 national teams of Korea, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Morocco will participate, will be held at the main stadium of Mokdong Sports Complex in Seoul on October 10, 12, and 15. The winning team is determined in a full league format.
Morocco’s U-18 team plans to send about 30 players to Korea in October. The reserve list includes many promising players, including Recdim Enrique Youssef (Real Madrid U19) and Bensad Adnane (Atletico Madrid U19).
Morocco is a powerhouse in Africa and its adult national team is currently ranked 14th in the FIFA rankings. In particular, it advanced to the semifinals for the first time in African country history at the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup, promoting its image as a soccer powerhouse around the world. The age-group national team, which includes leading world-class players such as Lee Kang-in’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) teammate Ashraf Hakimi and Sofiane Amrabat, who recently moved to Manchester United on loan, is steadily improving.
Meanwhile, the Korea Sports Agents Association, an association that hosts the EOU Cup, said, “The participation of Morocco, a powerhouse in Africa, in this tournament is meaningful in many ways. At a time when many people are suffering from sorrow due to the recent earthquake, Morocco is supporting the importance of global peace and the environment.” “We plan to deliver a message announcing this,” he said.
Morocco U-18 national team coach Mohamed Oouhabi said, “Despite the difficult situation for the country, I am very honored to participate in the Seoul EOU Cup, which is for a good cause. Moroccan football continues to develop and the national team in each age group is also producing good players. This tournament “I think it would be good for the players to have a variety of experiences. In particular, I hope that participation in international competitions such as the Seoul EOU Cup will be a great comfort to not only the players but also the Moroccan people. I hope you will support the players’ passionate play,” he said. .
Meanwhile, Moroccan Ambassador to Korea Shafik Rashadi said, “We welcome the athletes to the country and plan to console the coaching staff and players by inviting them to a dinner party.” Morocco’s first match will be against Vietnam on October 10th at 4pm, followed by South Korea on the 12th at 7:30pm and Ukraine on the 15th at 12:30pm.