Morocco separates from Wahid Halilhodzic!

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Since arriving on the bench of the Moroccan selection in August 2019, Bosnian coach Vahid Halilhodzic has achieved more than convincing results with the Atlas Lions: only two small defeats over the counter in all competitions (against Gabon in a friendly in October 2019 and against the USA in a friendly match In June 2022), Morocco’s best team in the African Cup of Nations for 17 years (Quarter-finals in the 2021 African Cup of Nations, elimination in extra time against Egypt) and qualification for the 2022 World Cup at the expense of the Democratic Republic of the Congo – sec. The order of participation in the World Cup after 2018. Yes, but the criticism from the other side of the Mediterranean did not stop.

In fact, despite achieving the World Cup goal, the Bosnian technical did not give up because of the team’s match but also and above all put him with one of the Kingdom’s honorable stars: Hakim Ziyech, who even announced his international retirement. In response to the call of the Moroccan people who constantly demand a solution to this problem, Federation President Faouzi Lekjaa promised to do everything so that Ziyech (and Mazraoui) could join the Morocco group during the FIFA Cup. Qatari world.

Negotiations failed

The Moroccan leader did not hesitate to negotiate with his coach as well as with the players involved to find common ground, six months before the World Championship. Because yes, as we reported to you less than a month ago, Coach Waheed’s future was more uncertain than ever at the Lions’ Head. Moreover, in order to calm the enthusiasm of the Moroccan press, the Federation had confirmed at the beginning of May “That no meeting has taken place yet between the FRMF chief and the national coach who is still on leave abroad.” And if coach Wahid was able to compromise and restore Mazraoui, he faced Ziyech, who did not want to talk to him. In the face of this heavy atmosphere, the honorable body ended up giving up and just announced through a press release that he has separated from the former coach of Paris Saint-Germain and FC Nantes.

“Due to the difference of opinion between the Royal Moroccan Football Association and the coach of the national team “A” Mr. Vahid Halilhodzic regarding the appropriate preparation of the Atlas Lions for the final stage of the 22nd edition of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The two sides agreed to separate amicably. To this end, the Federation thanks Moroccan football Mr. Halilhodzic for the work he accomplished during his stint at the helm of the national team, especially qualifying for the next World Cup thanks to the selection of talented and promising young players. For his part, Mr. Vahid Halilhodzic wishes all the best in the future for the National Eleven. FRMF states that it will mobilize all means to ensure The national team is well prepared for the 2022 World Cup., can we read in particular. After Ivory Coast in 2010 and Japan in 2018, Vahid Halilhodzic was expelled from a selection group a few months after he qualified for the World Cup.

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