Sport Morocco exclude Saints attacker Boufal from World Cup squad

20:45  17 may  2018
20:45  17 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. Morocco world cup 2018. AnimuKage Nov 23, 2017. Overall 74. Attack 79. Midfield 77. S. Boufal N. Dirar. A. Lazaar A. Hakimi. Z. Feddal Manuel da Costa.

Morocco 2018 World Cup . The Cottagers Mar 19, 2018. Overall 74. Attack 76. Midfield 78. K. Boutaïb A. Bouhaddouz. Y. Belhanda O. El Kaddouri. A. Harit S. Boufal . H. Ziyech Y. Ayoub. K. El Ahmadi Z. Labyad.

Sofiane Boufal has suffered late heartbreak ahead of the World Cup this summer, with Morocco excluding him from their 23-man squad for the tournament in Russia next month.

Boufal has endured a testing past couple of months having been exiled from Saints’ first-team plans and banished to training with the Under-23 side. This came after a dispute was revealed between him and interim Southampton boss Mark Hughes.

The Southampton attacker was once a prominent feature in the Morocco squad but after a torrid season in England, he has been dropped from international contention.

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Boufal , who had to miss the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year through injury, has been included in the list. Morocco take on Burkina Faso on Thursday 23rd March before Lionesses squad confirmed for St Mary's visit Cédric watches on as Portugal suffer Dutch defeat. Trending Now. Everton v Saints .

Sofiane Boufal 's winning goal for Southampton against West Bromwich Albion was October's goal of the month. Southampton winger Sofiane Boufal says there will be no pressure on Morocco when his nation head to Russia for the World Cup later this year.

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Morocco announced their 23-man squad on Thursday with no sign of Boufal, inflicting further damage on the former Lille man’s reputation.

Boufal confirmed earlier on in the week to the French media that he is keen to leave St Mary’s Stadium this summer and it appears as though he is intent on returning to Ligue 1.

The winger is not named in Morocco’s standby list, either, indicating that there is no chance of him jetting off to Russia with his fellow countrymen in June.

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