Morocco officially parted ways with coach Halilhodzic

The Moroccan Football Association announced Thursday its “mutual agreement” parting ways with Atlas Lions coach Wahid Halilhodzic, Bosniak, almost three months before the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation said in a statement that the decision was made “in light of differences and differences of opinion (…) on the best way to prepare the national football team for the World Cup.”

The statement did not specify the identity of the coach who will replace Halilhodzic, stressing that the federation “will provide all means and opportunities to prepare the national team for participation in the World Cup.”

In a statement, the Moroccan Federation expressed “heartfelt thanks to coach Mr. Wahid Halilhodzic for the period he has led the national team, most notably for qualifying for the 2022 World Cup with a promising young team. full of great ambitions for the future.”

Halilhodzic coached the Morocco national team in 2019 and led them to the Qatar 2022 World Cup final, but the Bosnian coach has come under fire lately for fluctuating team levels and his disagreements with the Atlas Lions’ most prominent players, in first with Chelsea playmaker Hakim Ziyech.

It should be noted that the draw for the World Cup final, which will be held in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, placed Morocco in Group D, along with Croatia, which finished second at the 2018 World Cup, and Belgium, which took bronze. holder and Canada.

Source: agencies

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