Renard not ruling out Morocco exit


The Atlas Lions were eliminated after taking just one point from their three Group B outings, but provided on-lookers in Russia real entertainment with some eye-catching displays.

After an unlucky defeat to Iran, Renard's side were edged by European champions Portugal through a Cristiano Ronaldo strike - followed by an impressive display in the 2-2 draw with Spain.

Speaking to journalists after the match against La Roja, Renard refused to confirm that he'd remain with the North African side - as Algeria and Egypt have reportedly contacted the Frenchman over their recent head coaching vacancies.

"I arrived here two years ago, and I would like to thank the Federation and [Morocco's technical director] Nasser Larguet, in particular, for everything," he said in the official FIFA post-match press conference.

"We'll have time to discuss the future later," he added. "For now, let's enjoy the World Cup, and the great football."