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2018 World Cup : The Moroccan Federation is making big efforts to bring El Haddadi back

Munir El Haddadi wants to play for the Morocco National Football team after representing La Roja for 13 minutes./Ph. DR
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The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has called the Court of Arbitration for Sport, an international quasi-judicial body established to settle disputes related to sport through arbitration, to grant Munir El Haddadi a go-ahead to change his allegiance in international football from Spain to Morocco, reports EMC Sport.

Playing previously at the Alavés club owned by Barca, the Spanish striker and son of Moroccan parents has represented La Roja in an official match, which prevents him from representing another nation.

Munir Haddadi, 22, has played several times with young teams in Spain, but only one time with La Roja. He had been summoned only two weeks after his debut with Barca’s first team by Coach Vicente de Bosque. On the 8th of September, he played during the last 13 minutes of the match against Macedonia (5-1) in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

It is this match against Macedonia that the Moroccan federation wants to erase, modifying the regulations. Currently playing for Deportivo Alavés, Munir El Haddadi has asked to change his sports nationality via a letter sent to FIFA last June. For now, the Spanish federation does not support the approach.

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