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No Egyptian league players in Morocco squad for Nations Cup qualifiers

Ahram Online , Thursday 7 Nov 2019
Khaled Bo Taieb
Khalid Boutaib (Photo: AP)
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Morocco coach Vahid Halilhodzic announced on Thursday his 24-man list for the Atlas Lions' opening two games in the 2021 Nations Cup qualifiers.

Morocco will host Mauritania on 11 November before facing Burundi away from home one week later.

Halilhodzic dropped Zamalek's trio striker Khalid Boutaib and wingers Achraf Bencharki and Mohamed Ounajem as well as Ahly striker Walid Azaro from his squad.

Boutaib was a regular member in Morocco's squad under the helm of former coach Herve Renard, who left his post last summer.

The list saw the presence of Ajax star Hakim Ziyech as well as Southampton forward Sofiane Boufal and Olympiacos striker Youssef El-Arabi.

Morocco features in Group E with Mauritania, Burundi and Central African Republic.

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