World Cup 2018 FIFA Unveils Official Portraits of the Moroccan Team

Rabat – The Atlas Lions and Hervé Renard are striking a pose (or several). Training aside, the national team players have taken some time to shoot their official portraits for FIFA.Mehdi Benatia VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Mehdi Benatia of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Mbarek Boussoufa  VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Mbark Boussoufa of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Mehdi Carcela-Gonzales VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Three days away from the most important football competition of the year, the Atlas Lions, who landed yesterday in Russia, agreed to do a photo series with British sports photographer Dan Mullan in the city of Voronezh, 446 km south of Moscow, where the team’s current training camp is based.Amine Harit VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Amine Harit of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Nordin Amrabat VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Nordin Amrabat of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Nabil Dirar VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Nabil Dirar of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Hamza Mendyl VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Hamza Mendyl of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)In the shots, taken on a green background, Ziyech, Harit, Ahmadi and the others are wearing the white and red official jersey designed by Adidas. The jersey was harshly criticized by Moroccan fans, disappointed by the sportswear brand.Manuel Da Costa VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Manuel Da Costa of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Hakim Ziyech VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Hakim Ziyech of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Achraf Hakimi of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)After doing solo pictures, Benatia teammates posed side by side with their coach and the staff for the official picture published by FIFA.  Sofyan Amrabat VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Sofyan Amrabat of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Karim El Ahmadi VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Karim El Ahmadi of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Faycal Fajr VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Faycal Fajr of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Romain Saiss of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)The national team will leave the training camp in Voronezh to go to Saint Petersburg, where their first match, against the Iran team, will take place on June 15.Youssef Ait Bennasser VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Youssef Ait Bennasser of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Khalid Boutaib VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Khalid Boutaib of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Yassine Bounou VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Yassine Bounou of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Younès Belhanda VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Younes Belhanda of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Mohand Mohamedi Munir VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Munir of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)After the match against Iran, Morocco, placed in Group B, will meet the Portugal team June 20 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, and will play Spain on June 25 at the Kaliningrad Stadium.Aziz Bouhaddouz VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Aziz Bouhaddouz of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)Yousseff En-NesyriVORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Yousseff En-Nesyri of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)VORONEZH, RUSSIA – JUNE 10: Ayoub El Kaabi of Morocco poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 10, 2018 in Voronezh, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images) read more

Lift ban on payments for surrogates says Sir James Munby

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A ban on paying surrogate mothers should be lifted, the former head of the family court, has said.Sir James Munby said that society had changed and that lawmakers should adapt accordingly.Although surrogacy is not illegal in the UK, women are banned from advertising themselves as surrogates or receiving payment other than to cover “reasonable expenses,” which are typically between £12,000 and £18,000.Sir James, 70, the most senior family judge in England and Wales until his retirement in July, told the Mail on Sunday: “How is a judge supposed to assess whether the £10,000 paid, for example, is a genuine expense?“By and large even in the cases the court says it’s not a proper expense, the judge waves it through because otherwise what do you do? ‘It’s probably better to face up to reality and move to a proper system of regulation rather than prohibition.”Sir James also defended the right of women in their 50s and 60s to have children, saying that “today’s 60 is like yesterday’s 40” and that life expectancy had changed.“Modern 60-year-old grannies don’t look like grannies did 50 years ago,” he said.“’There is the question of whether it is right and fair to be mothering a child if you’re unlikely to live until it’s an adult. “But the expectation of life for women is 85 give or take. Well if it’s 85 you will comfortably live to see your child become an adult if you have an artificial baby at 60.”Sir James highlighted a landmark case in which a transgender man wanted to be legally registered as their child’s father, noting that concepts of family were changing.“If someone would have said ten years ago that, in a decade’s time, there’s going to be a case in the family division on whether you can have a father without having a mother, people would have thought you were bonkers,” he said.“’Society is moving on and the challenge for lawmakers is what steps, if any, we take to accommodate those changes into our legal framework.” read more