On Air

Rick Houghton



15th June - 4pm
Morocco 0 - 1 IR Iran

20th June - 1pm
Portugal 1-0 Morocco

25th June - 7pm
Spain 2-2 Morocco


Flag: Got to love the no-nonsense Moroccan flag.  It’s all red with a green pentagram in the middle, representing the five pillars of Islam. Would make a good t-shirt too.

Population: 35.28 million

Nickname: The Atlas Lions. Not to be confused with Millwall.

Manager: The coach who looks like he’s just stepped out of a catalogue, Frenchman Herve Renard. Or Harvey Fox to his mates.

Captain: The Juventus defender Medhi Benatia.

Star Man: French-born Youseef Al-Arabi is Morocco’s main goal threat, notching 15 goals in 41 caps.  You’ll also be familiar with the likes of former Watford schemer Nordin Amrabat and Southampton’s occasionally brilliant Sofiane Boufal.

Rising star: You may already have seen 19-year- old Achraf Hakimi playing full-back for Real Madrid against Spurs in the Champions League.  ‘Arra’ has also become the first Moroccan player in history to score for Los Blancos.