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By The Atlas Lions, Feb 19 2019 10:23AM

Several international football clubs showed interest in the 25-year old Moroccan football star.


By Morocco World News -


Rabat – Another football club is interested in Moroccan footballer Hakim Ziyech, who currently plays for Ajax.


According to Calciomercato, British football team Chelsea is interested in the Moroccan footballer this summer.


In this season, the Moroccan footballer made 31 appearances, in which he scored 15 goals and offered 12 assists, according to Caught Offside.


Ziyech joined Ajax in 2017.1 In April 2018, Ziech clinched the title of the player of the year in his Dutch team after he led them to a major win against AZ Alkmaar.


Born in the Netherlands to Moroccan parents, Ziyech is also admired by Moroccan football fans.


The footballer made his debut for Morocco in October 2015 in a friendly match with Côte d’Ivoire. He was also among the list of Moroccan footballers who played in the 2018 World Cup.


Ziyech also played for the Netherlands in the Under 19, Under 20, and Under 21 teams between 2012 and 2014.

By The Atlas Lions, Feb 17 2019 11:17AM

It is yet to be unannounced whether Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi will play in the friendly Argentina vs. Morocco match next month.


By Morocco World News -


Rabat – President of the Argentinian Football Association (AFA), Claudio Tapia said that he is not questioning Messi’s presence in the friendly game between Morocco and Argentina, which will take place on March 26 in Tangier.


“I have no doubt that he will be there, I know how he feels about this shirt, without talking to him, I know he wants to go back, he never left,” Tapisa said as he was quoted by Spanish media.


There has been speculation that Messi will finish his national team sabbatical for the first time since the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


Goal.com quoted J former Argentina striker Javier Saviola, who said that Messi is still angry and hurt as he did not manage to clinch the World Cup trophy with his national team.


Tapia argued that “football is a collective game, if we think that only one player will win the World Cup, is not right.”


While some Moroccans expressed excitement to attend the friendly match, others expressed their discontent for the alleged amount Morocco would need to pay Messi to attending the match.


Some Moroccans started a boycott campaign on Facebook recently, calling for the match to be suspended and the money to be used to improve the lives of needy people.


Morocco and Argentina last played each other in a friendly game in April 2004. They also faced off in the 1994 World Cup, when Argentina won 3-1.

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