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Munir: CAS rejects attempt to play for Morocco at World Cup

The Alavés forward will not represent Morocco in the 2018 World Cup after CAS denied his request to change his sporting nationality.

Munir: CAS rejects attempt to play for Morocco at World Cup
David AguilarEFE

Munir El Haddadi will not represent Morocco at the 2018 World Cup after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected his appeal to switch allegiance from Spain to the North African nation.

Munir hamstrung by 13-minute cameo

The 22-year-old, currently on loan at Alavés from Barcelona, represented Spain for 13 minutes in a competitive fixture against Macedonia in 2014. He has not won a cap since.

Munir has attempted to transfer his sporting nationality to Morocco, the country of his father's birth, yet is prohibited from doing so because of that single appearance for La Roja.

FIFA denied his request to represent Morocco earlier this year and the CAS has now reinforced that decision.

Vicente del Bosque, the coach who handed Munir his Spain debut, has admitted the he feels culpable for the player's current predicament.


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