The Moroccan website sport.le365.ma confirmed that the Bosnian coach Vahid Halilhodzic is expected to hold an important meeting this week with Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech, with the aim of ending the dispute between the two parties, and returning the player to the ranks of the “Atlas Lions” despite his announcement. International retirement.
According to sport.le365, this step comes within the framework of Halilhodzic’s attempts to maintain his position as coach of the Moroccan national team, amid rumors that he will be dismissed due to his differences with important players, led by Ziyech and Nasir Mazraoui.
Halilhodzic had previously met Mazrawi, who will move to Bayern Munich next season, and took pictures with the Moroccan flag, indicating that the dispute between the two sides is nearing its end.
Halilhodzic had excluded Ziyech and Mazrawi from participating in the 2021 African Nations Cup finals and the last matches of the second round of the African qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, and in the two decisive round matches against the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the end of last March; For disciplinary reasons, according to what the coach announced in a press conference at the time.
It is worth noting that the Qatar World Cup 2022 draw resulted in Morocco in Group F along with Belgium, Croatia and Canada. The Atlas Lions aspire to qualify for the second round of the international competition, by exploiting the factor of playing on Arab lands for the first time.
Hakim Ziyech’s position on returning to the Moroccan national team
Ziyech had previously clarified his position on representing the Moroccan national team, with a message he posted on his account on “Instagram” and said: “I love my country, and playing for the Moroccan national team was the honor of my life, so with great sadness I must announce that despite the confirmation of the Moroccan Federation President that it was Having previously been selected for the national team, I will not return to play for Morocco.”
Ziyech indicated that the technical management of the national team (Haliluzic) pushed him to the decision he took, accusing it of spreading false information about him, saying: “I regret to disappoint the fans, it was not an easy decision, but unfortunately I feel that I have no other choice. All I have to the team over the past six years and their support throughout my life, the national team management has continued to spread false information about me and my commitment to my country.”
Ziyech added, “Their actions made it impossible for me to continue with the team, or to be a part of it. I received the news of my selection in the national team list like everyone else through the media, so I issued this statement so that you can hear the truth directly from me .. Thank you to everyone who supported me, no I wish Morocco nothing but the best in the future. My focus is on Chelsea FC.”
Close to Ziyech confirm that he will not return to the Moroccan national team!
Youssef El-Ghazwany, a close friend of the Moroccan star, blew up a resounding surprise, by announcing that the Chelsea star would not change his mind, and would remain away from the Moroccan national team.
Ghazwani published a tweet in which he said: “Ziyash will not return,” referring to the state of anticipation in the Moroccan public about the possibility of Ziyech returning to the ranks of the “Atlas Lions”, as did his colleague Mazraoui, who reconciled with the Bosnian coach Vahid Halilhodzic.
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