The Internet Has Fallen Hard For Morocco Coach Hervé Renard, And We Don’t Blame Them

Forget Medhi Benatia and Hakim Ziyech, Renard is the real star of Morocco.

Morocco opened the World Cup with a match that, on paper, appeared the least interesting of Friday’s matches. But that was before the internet set sights on Morocco coach Hervé Renard.

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The Atlas Lions are a sleeper pick to reach the quarterfinals (at least, I seem to think so). Morocco has quality throughout the side, with more European-based players than any country outside of Europe. 

But what really caught the eye of social media on Friday was Hervé Renard, the dreamboat Morocco coach. The 49-year-old Frenchman was the subject of plenty of ogling in his dashing outfit on the sidelines against Iran.

Morocco is coming off a bitter defeat to the U.S., Mexico and Canada for the right to host the 2026 World Cup, but at least the Atlas Lions are in the tournament (unlike the U.S. and Canada). 

And at least Morocco coach Hervé Renard is one sexy dude.

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