We know a lot about Marquinhos, but we did not know he had a penchant for Morocco. To tell the truth, it is even a “great love story”, according to the statements of the central defender of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
In an interview delivered to beIN Sports, the Brazilian international spoke about the Champions League, PSG, Seleçao, but not only that! He also mentioned Morocco. Since his arrival at PSG, the player is the subject of many jokes about his supposed Moroccan nationality.
Asked about it by beIN Sports’ journalist, Marquinhos praised the Kingdom.
Thus, to the question of whether he would prefer to win the World Cup with Morocco where to play for Brazil without ever winning anything, the player replied: “Brazil is my country, Morocco is my second country, I have a big love now for Morocco with all these jokes. There is no family connection with Morocco but there is great love and admiration anyway”.
Remember that it is the satirical website Football France which is at the origin of the name Marquinhos the “Moroccan”. The site had the idea to pass the Brazilian for a Moroccan from Ouarzazate who would have hidden his nationality to play with the Brazilian selection. The paper had gone around the Web and Moroccan netizens had even compared it to Talal El Karkouri.