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AFCON 2021: I’ll never play for Morocco again – Hakim Ziyech announces retirement

Chelsea midfielder, Hakim Ziyech, has introduced a sudden retirement from worldwide soccer.
His resolution adopted the refusal of the Moroccan nationwide group to ask him for the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Morocco head coach, Vahid Halilhodžić, had accused the midfielder of faking an damage to get out of taking part in in a pleasant sport for his nation.

Ziyech has not performed for Morocco since June and has now made himself unavailable for the foreseeable future.

“Clearly, I perceive them however I cannot return to the nationwide group,” Ziyech advised Abu Dhabi Sports activities on Tuesday.

The midfielder has travelled with Chelsea for his or her Membership World Cup competitors in Abu Dhabi.

“Sure, it’s my closing resolution,” the participant added when requested if he would change his thoughts alongside the road.

“It’s all clear for me and I’m specializing in what I’m doing and proper now that’s my membership,” he stated.

Requested if he felt unhealthy after the choice, Ziyech stated: “After all, who doesn’t?

“However on the finish of the day it’s the choice he makes and you need to respect it but when all of the mendacity comes with it, it’s for me clear. Like I stated earlier than, I cannot return to the nationwide group.

“I perceive [it’s bad news for Moroccan people], I really feel sorry for them, that’s the state of affairs proper now.”

Morocco was dumped out of the Africa Cup of Nations within the quarter closing by fellow North Africans, Egypt, who had been later defeated by Senegal within the closing performed on Sunday.

Ziyech is in high quality type for the Blues and scored a stunner in Chelsea’s final Premier League sport in opposition to Tottenham earlier than the break

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, had praised the Moroccan after the Premier League win over Tottenham.

Thomas Tuchel’s facet defeated Tottenham for the third inside just a few weeks after beating them within the two legs of the Carabao Cup semi-final due to Ziyech’s excellent strike and Thiago Silva’s glancing header.

Ziyech curled residence an excellent objective from 20 yards to present the house facet the lead.

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