Stade Mohammed V

 
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* Address: Rue al-Azrak Ahmed, Casablanca
* Country: Morocco
* Capacity: 45,000
* Opened: 6 March 1955
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Raja (football), Wydad (football)

Extra stadium info – Stade Mohammed V

The stadium, which hosted numerous games of the national football team of Morocco, is also known as a venue for athletics. It opened as the Stade Marcel Cerdan. The stadium was named after a boxer who died in an airplane crash in 1949. The venue is currently named after a former ruler of Morocco and it hosted football matches with attendances above 100,000. In 1988, the stadium hosted its first-ever final of the African championship for national football teams. The final was won by Cameroon after defeating Nigeria 1-0. Emmanuel Jérôme Kundé scored the only goal of the match.

Raja Club Athletic and Wydad Athletic Club use the venue for home games. Raja were crowned African football champions in 1989 for the first time in their history. Their arch-rivals Wydad won their first African championship title in 1992. Raja and Wydad became the first Moroccan sports clubs with 1 million followers on their main social media page. In 2013, Raja became the first football club from Morocco in a FIFA Club World Cup final. They lost the world championship match against the German side FC Bayern München. The final was played in Morocco in front of 37,000 fans.

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