Morocco head coach Herve Renard said on Thursday that his team's first FIFA World Cup match against Iran on Friday will become the "moment of truth" for his team at the tournament in Russia.
“We are no whipping boys and we will be able to show our best qualities at this World Cup. I think we made it to the level we wanted to reach during the training. I am very satisfied with the training we’ve had. This game with Iran will be the moment of truth for Morocco,” Renard said.
Morocco will face Iran in their first World Cup match in St. Petersburg on Friday before taking on their other Group B rivals - reigning European champions Portugal on 20 June and 2010 World Cup winners Spain on 25 June.
Russia’s first ever World Cup will be held at 12 stadiums in 11 cities across the country. The teams are set to play in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don and Yekaterinburg.