Standard Liege's Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez Yet To Decide On International Future

Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez cannot decide whether he wants to play for Belgium or for Morocco.
Standard Liege midfielder Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez has admitted that he cannot decide whether he wants to play for Belgium or Morocco at the international level.

The 21-year-old was born in Belgium to a Moroccan mother and a Spanish father and has represented the European nation at the Under-21 level. However, Carcela-Gonzalez didn't arrive at the Belgian camp this week despite being called up for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Germany and Turkey.

The midfielder released a statement on Liege's official website that read, "Mehdi Carcela has not made his mind up. As long as that remains the case, he does not wish to line up for an official match of the A-teams of Belgium or Morocco."

However, Carcela-Gonzalez has admitted that he is willing to play for Belgium against Slovenia in an Under-21 match on Friday but his request has been turned down. FIFA rules state that players with more than one nationality can switch countries provided they have not played in an official competition for a senior side.

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