The Morocco national football team is looking to renew a good start with their new coach, Walid Regragui, when they face Paraguay in an international friendly in the Spanish city of Seville on Tuesday in preparation for the World Cup in Qatar.

Regragui started his career at the helm of the Atlas Lions’ technical management in the best possible way, on his forty-seventh birthday, leading him to a well-deserved 2-0 victory over Chile on Friday in Barcelona, ​​Spain. .

This was Morocco’s first victory against a South American team, where they had previously lost eight times (3 against Argentina, twice against Brazil and one each against Uruguay, Colombia and Peru) compared to a draw (against Chile).

And the imprint of coach Graka in the national team of his country became obvious, despite his short term of responsibility for the technical leadership of the “lions”, specifically at the end of August, replacing the Bosnian coach Vahid Haliluzic, who was fired from his position, as his man, they showed themselves well for most of the match, scored two goals and could score more.

Regragui, who led Wydad Casablanca to the local league double and the African Champions League last season, relied mainly on some players who were left out by Wahid and did well, most notably Chelsea’s English midfielder Hakim Ziyech and Bayern Munich’s right-back Nasir Mazrawi. , who occupied the left-back position in the absence of Udinese defender Adam Masina, whose injury would keep him out of Qatar.

Regraqui also gave some players the opportunity to play their first international match and left a good impression, especially Sampdoria midfielder Abdelhamid Al-Sabiri, who scored the second goal two minutes after Brugge midfielder Salim Amlach came on, and Barcelona’s loan winger. Osasune Abdel Samadou El Zalzouli and Parma striker Walid Shedira.

Rekraki praised his players for playing well and said in television statements: “What I liked most about my team was the team spirit that made us different and was the secret to our victory. The enthusiasm of the players to win was great.”

He added: “We were up against a good and strong team that played at a high pace. The Chilean team plays impulsively, has a group of good players and has even regained some of the stars they didn’t have in recent matches.”

He continued: “I have a group that I trust and good players despite the lack of time, but they understood what I wanted. We are working to improve our performance.”

And he added: “We are happy to win, but we still have to work and fix some details, as happened in the first half, because we can be punished for such mistakes against Croatia or Belgium in the World Cup, especially in offensive rebounds.”

He concluded by saying: “We will prepare for the friendly against Paraguay to ensure a better level.”

Recraki is expected to provide an opportunity to determine the level of players who did not play the match against Chile, according to what was announced at a press conference when he unveiled the squad for two friendlies.

For his part, captain Roman Saez said in a televised statement: “It was a good and important test for us. We faced a strong and organized opponent, but our team was better at all levels. Winning such matches is good. before the World Cup.

He added: “Winning this friendly match does not lead to falling into the vanity trap and does not mean the job is done. We have to overcome the mistakes we made in order to be ready for the World Cup.”

He continued: “We will prepare for the second friendly match against Paraguay and we will play with the same desire and style to achieve a positive result and we will continue to work due to the lack of time.”

The Moroccan side were drawn into Group F along with Croatia, Belgium and Canada, while Paraguay were unable to secure a ticket to the South American qualifiers.