2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July


182.0 cm
Date of Birth 25 June 1993
International Caps
International Goals

While RS Berkane forward Ayoub El Kaabi may not have the same level of experience, as some of the Morocco stars playing in major European leagues, his recent statistics make for impressive reading. A prolific goalscorer at club level, he took that form on to the international stage earlier this year, when he propelled the Atlas Lions to victory at the 2018 African Nations Championship (a competition reserved for domestic league players), scoring nine times – a new record – and scooping the Player of the Tournament award.

These achievements did not, of course, escape the attention of coach Herve Renard, who gave the 24-year-old a run-out in Morocco’s March friendlies and who, having been won over by the attacker’s speed, strength in the air and nose for goal, picked him for his final 23-man squad.