Named Thursday at the head of the national team, Vahid Halilhodzic unveiled on Friday, his first list of shortlisted players to take part in a preparation course scheduled from September 1st to 10th.
This course, which has been summoned to a total of 46 players, will be punctuated by two friendly matches that will see the Atlas Lions face Burkina Faso on September 6 and Niger four days later.
Many analysts and sports observers have welcomed the convocation of several players of the Botola, in addition to the “great regulars” (such as Mehdi Benatia, Nabil Dirar, Karim El Ahmadi, Nordin Amrabat or Hakim Ziyech), under in passing the non convocation of Abderrazak Hamdallah.
A decision that obviously has not been to the taste of the principal concerned. According to our sources, the Al-Nassr striker is indeed thinking of retiring from international society after the Halilhodzic decision not to call him to the next Lions preparatory camp.
Recall that the Franco-Bosnian coach was appointed Thursday new coach of the national team of Morocco, at a press briefing. The new coach of Morocco, Franco-Bosnian, Vahid Halilhodzic, will aim to qualify the Atlas Lions for the semifinal of the next AfCON, scheduled for 2021 in Cameroon and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Winning AfCON 2023 is also a goal Halilhodzic asked FRMF for.
As a reminder, Hamdallah had decided to suddenly leave the Atlas Lions rally a few days before the start of the 2019 AfCON. Several observers and supporters had estimated that the Al-Nassr scorer had surrendered the deck because of a conflict with Fayçal Fajr. The latter would have refused to let him take a penalty against Gambia, friendly.