Morocco women's national football team

The Morocco women's national football team represents Morocco in international women's football and is controlled by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. The team played its first international match in 1998, as part of the third Women's African Football Championship.

Nickname(s)Atlas Lions
AssociationRoyal Moroccan Football Federation
Head coachAbid Oubenaissa
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 82 1 (27 September 2019)[1]
Highest52 (July 2003)
Lowest92 (2009)
First international
 South Africa 1–1 Morocco 
(Pretoria, South Africa; 5 July 1998)
Biggest win
 Morocco 8–0 Lebanon 
(Alexandria, Egypt; 23 April 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Nigeria 8–0 Morocco 
(Kaduna, Nigeria; 17 October 1998)
African Championship
Appearances2 (first in 1998)
Best resultGS 1998, 2000


After being given a walk-over following Kenya's withdrawal from the 1998 Championship, the team made it to the finals in Nigeria, where they lost 0–8 to the hosts before beating Egypt 4–1. Morocco met fellow Women's African Football Championship debutants Republic of Congo in the final group game, with both teams having the chance to qualify for the semi-finals with a win. However, the eventual 0–0 draw sent Morocco out, as Congo qualified on better goal difference.[2]

Two years later, Morocco qualified for the African Championship in South Africa with a 6–1 aggregate victory over Algeria. However, after the team scored the first goal against Cameroon in the opening group stage match, they went on to concede 13 goals, lose all three matches, and finish last in the group.[3]

Their 2002 and 2006 campaigns were both stopped by Mali in the qualifying stages. Morocco had been seeded into the second qualifying round, but two goalless draws in Bamako and Rabat sent the tie into a penalty shoot-out which Mali won 5–4.[4] In 2004, Morocco did not enter, while a 1–6 aggregate defeat to Mali sent them out of the 2006 African Championship and the 2007 World Cup.


FIFA Women's World Cup

FIFA Women's World Cup
Appearances: 0 / 8
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1991Did not enter
1999Did not qualify
2023To be determined
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Summer Olympic Games

Football at the Summer Olympic record
Appearances: 0 / 6
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
1996Did Not Enter
2008Did Not Qualify
2016Did Not Enter
2020To be determined

Africa Women's Championship

CAF Women's Championship
Appearances: 2 / 13
Year Round GP W D* L GS GA GD
1991Did not enter
1998Group stage311149−5
2000Group stage3003113−12
2002Did not qualify
2004Did not enter
2006Did not qualify
2020To be determined
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Arab Women's Championship

Morocco lost to Algeria in the championship game of the first Arab Women's Cup in 2006 after defeating host Egypt 4–2 in the semi-finals.[5]

Arab Women's Championship
Appearances: 1 / 1
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA

UNAF Women's Tournament

UNAF Women's Tournament
Appearances: 0 / 1
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
2009Did not participate

Sport equipment

  • Puma AG


  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  2. Goloboy, James (10 July 2000). "Africa – Women's Championship 2000". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 May 2006.
  3. Duret, Sébastien (14 February 2008). Cruickshank, Mark (ed.). "Africa – Women's Championship 2000". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 May 2006.
  4. "2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Preliminaries". FIFA World Cup. FIFA. 2003. Archived from the original on 2 December 2005. Retrieved 30 May 2006.
  5. "Championnat arabe dames: Le Maroc perd en finale face à l'Algérie". Le Matin (in French). 30 April 2006. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
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