Casablanca Security Alert

Location: Casablanca Mohammed V Stadium

A soccer match that will take place between the Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) Team and the Raja Team this weekend at Casablanca’s Mohammed V Stadium on Saturday, January 21at 4:00 P.M. 

This will be a high-profile game and many fans are expected to attend.  Due to previous security issues related to FAR fans, Moroccan authorities have announced that their fans may not attend the match. Nevertheless, RSO still expects, large crowds, heavy traffic, street closures, and significant congestion and delays in the area.  Many stores, restaurants, and cafés around Mohammed V stadium may be closed. 

In the past, some soccer fans have engaged in unruly behavior.  RSO recommends that personnel avoid the area around Mohammed V Stadium, Arab League Park tram stop, and roadways in-between during this event.  

Actions to take: 

  • Avoid large crowds and gatherings.
  • Please keep this event in mind when planning your travel around the city.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. 


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