After having represented Holland at youth levels, PSV winger Nordin Amrabat has confirmed that he recently received administrative clearance from FIFA making him eligible to play for the Moroccan national team in the future. The player was also the recent recipient of a Moroccan passport, which he applied for after meeting caretaker coach Hassan Moumen during the Atlas Lions’ failed World Cup qualifying campaign.
“Two months ago Hassan Moumen came to Holland and I met with him. We decided to apply for a passport so I could play for the Moroccan national team and now, god willing, I’ll be able to play,” he said whilst speaking to Arryadhia.
Amrabat also mentioned that despite being born and raised in the Netherlands, he’s always been an avid fan of the Moroccan national team and that he dreamed of one day being a member of the squad.
“My whole life I’ve followed the Moroccan team. When I was young I used to know everything about the team, the coach, Mustapha Hadji, Noureddine Naybet… I knew everything. I’ve always hoped to play for Morocco,” he explained.
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