World Cup 2018: Youssef En Nesyri replaces Badr Benoun in Morocco final squad

Youssef En Nesyri
Youssef En Nesyri scored four goals in 25 appearances as Malaga finished at the bottom of the La Liga table

Malaga forward Youssef En Nesyri has been drafted into Morocco's final 23-man World Cup squad at the expense of defender Badr Benoun.

Wolves defender Romain Saiss is in a squad that contains only two players from the main Moroccan domestic league.

Southampton midfielder Sofiane Boufal had already been left out having not played since 31 March following a dispute with manager Mark Hughes.

Morocco are in Group B in Russia alongside Iran, Portugal and Spain.

Raja Casablanca defender Benoun was Morocco captain for the African Nations Championship victory in February.

Morocco's final 23-man squad

Goalkeepers: Mounir El Kajoui (Numancia), Yassine Bounou (Girona), Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti (Ittihad Tanger).

Defenders: Mehdi Benatia (Juventus), Romain Saiss (Wolves), Manuel Da Costa (Basaksehir), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce), Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid), Hamza Mendyl (Lille).

Midfielders: M'barek Boussoufa (Al Jazira), Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord), Youssef Ait Bennasser (Caen), Sofyan Amrabat (Feyenoord), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray), Faycal Fajr (Getafe), Amine Harit (Schalke 04).

Forwards: Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor), Aziz Bouhaddouz (Saint Pauli), Ayoub El Kaabi (Renaissance Berkane), Nordin Amrabat (Leganes), Mehdi Carcela (Standard de Liege), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax), Youssef En Nesyri (Malaga).

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