Morocco head coach Walid Regragui has on Thursday named Chelsea FC forward Hakim Ziyech in his World Cup squad despite the player’s fitness levels.
The Chelsea winger has only started two games for the English Premier league side this season and will be in Qatar for a second successive World Cup.
Uncapped Belgian born teenage midfielder Bilal El Khannouss who plays for Racing Genk is also part of the squad.
During the 2018 edition in Russia, Morocco’s World Cup adventure ended at the group stage.
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At the Qatar global showpiece, they are in Group F alongside Belgium, Canada and 2018 Finalists Croatia.
Yassine Bounou (Sevilla), Munir El Kajoui (Al Wehda), Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (Wydad Casablanca)
Nayef Aguerd (West Ham United), Yahia Attiat Allah (Wydad Casablanca), Badr Benoun (Qatar SC), Achraf Dari (Stade Brest), Jawad El Yamiq (Real Valladolid), Achraf Hakimi (Paris St Germain), Noussair Mazraoui (Bayern Munich), Romain Saiss (Besiktas)
Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina), Selim Amallah (Standard Liege), Bilal El Khannouss (Racing Genk), Yahya Jabrane (Wydad Casablanca), Azzedine Ounahi (Angers), Abdelhamid Sabiri (Sampdoria)
Zakaria Aboukhlal (Toulouse), Soufiane Boufal (Angers), Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers), Walid Cheddira (Bari), Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla), Abde Ezzalzouli (Osasuna), Abderrazak Hamdallah (Al Ittihad), Amine Harit (Olympique Marseille), Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea).