CHELSEA star Hakim Ziyech could reportedly be in line for a recall to the Moroccan squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Ziyech, 29, hasn’t been part of the national setup for over a year following a major row with former manager Vahid Halilhodzic.
Halilhodzic had publicly complained about Ziyech’s commitment.
Ziyech said after being snubbed for Morocco’s AFCON team: “Of course I understand them, but I will not return to the national team. It’s my final decision.
“It’s all clear to me how it’s going over there, it’s all clear to me.
“I’m focused on what I’m doing and that’s my club. At the end of the day it’s a decision that he (the manager) makes.”
“You have to respect it, but if all that lying is part of it, then it’s clear to me.
“I will not return to the national team. I understand (the fans are upset), I feel sorry for them.”
But Halilhodzic has since been replaced by Walid Regragui and, according to RMC Sport, Ziyech has been recalled to the national team.
Morocco play Chile and Paraguay at the end of the month.
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There’s now a good chance the midfielder will make it to the World Cup later this year – despite not being a regular for Chelsea.
Morocco will compete in Group F.
They are joined by former FIFA no. 1 team Belgium.
In addition, Morocco meets the finalists of the World Cup 2018, Croatia, as well as Canada.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6203047/chelsea-hakim-ziyech-morroco-recall-world-cup/ Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech could be in line for a shock recall from Morocco after a major row with rising World Cup odds