Mondial 2022 – Dams: An enticing DRC – Morocco in sight
In March 2022, the African teams still in contention for the 2022 World Cup meet to compete for the last five tickets at stake. On this occasion, the Atlas Lions of Morocco must defeat the Leopards of the DR Congo in a double confrontation. to hope to take part in the international competition. This promises an enticing duel between two teams who know each other well.
The national teams of Morocco and DR Congo face each other in a few weeks. A poster that should arouse a lot of attention among fans of African football. Today, the Moroccan team claims to be one of the most ambitious in Africa. Consistent in her results, she was able to carry out her qualifying campaign to get there (6 wins and 1 goal conceded in 6 games). It is a formation made up of several international stars such as Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain), Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla) or Yassine Bounou (Sevilla), who can make the difference in big matches.
Opposite, the DR Congo has been able to count on a workforce of experienced players. Dieumerci Mbokani, Yannick Bolasie, Cédric Bakambu and many others helped the Congolese team to dominate a group rather within their reach. But given the qualification situation of the DR Congo, it is clear that it is a notch below compared to Morocco. The Leopards are not used to offering consistency in the game, but also in the results they obtain. Alongside Benin, Tanzania and Madagascar, they still lost seven points for only three games won out of six.
Whatever their forms, the two teams of Morocco and DR Congo have always offered a strong rivalry on the lawn over time. Between 1957 and 2017, Congolese and Moroccans faced each other nine times, for a total of four draws. Overall, a slight advantage for the Leopards who have won three times, against two for the Atlas Lions. Considering history, it will really have to be a battle between these opponents who are playing their qualification for the World Cup. For the Congolese, it is necessary to make history by bringing the DR Congo back into international competition since the epic 1974. The Moroccans want to succeed in the challenge of a second consecutive participation, this time with a qualification at the end of the groups.