Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech could be in line for shock Morocco recall after huge row with World Cup chances increasing | The Sun
CHELSEA star Hakim Ziyech could be in line for a shock recall to the Morocco squad ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, according to reports.
Ziyech, 29, hasn't been a part of the national setup for over a year following a huge row with former manager Vahid Halilhodzic.
Halilhodzic had publicly complained about Ziyech's commitment.
Ziyech said after being snubbed for the Moroccan AFCON team: "Obviously I understand them but I will not return to the national team. It's my final decision.
"It's all clear for me how things are going over there, it's all clear for me.
"I'm focusing on what I'm doing, and that's my club. At the end of the day it's a decision he (the manager) makes.
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"You have to respect it but if all the lying comes with it, it's clear for me.
"I will not return to the national team. I understand (the fans upset), I feel sorry for them."
But Halilhodzic has since been replaced by Walid Regragui, and according to RMC Sport, Ziyech has been recalled into the national team.
Morocco play Chile and Paraguay at the end of the month.
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There are now good chances the midfielder could go to the World Cup later this year – despite not playing regularly for Chelsea.
Morocco will contest Group F.
They're joined by former Fifa No1 ranked team Belgium.
Morocco will also face World Cup 2018 finalists Croatia, as well as Canada.
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