2021 AFCON: Barcelona youngster Abde Ezzalzouli rejects Morocco call-up for tournament

Published on: 02 January 2022

Barcelona youngster Abde Ezzalzouli has rejected a call-up to the Morocco national team for the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

According to Sport, Abdessamad Ezzalzouli, the 20-year-old wants to focus on club football amid his recent promotion to the first-team set-up following the appointment of Xavi Hernandez as manager.

He was born in Morocco but has dual citizenship after moving to Spain as a child, with it being thought that he has aspirations of representing the national team of Spain in the future.

Ezzalzouli represented the Morocco under-20 team at the 2020 Arab Cup U-20, scoring two goals in five games.

He was named in Morocco's squad for the upcoming tournament, but, as it has been reported, he has chosen to continue working hard for a regular place in Xavi’s plans.

It was suggested earlier this week that the Royal Spanish Football Federation has kept close tabs on him and have been hopeful that he would reject the invitation to join up with the Atlas Lions.

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  • neurontnhew
    says: 1 week ago
    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.