[Update] Substitute Ziyech not due to injury

Hakim Ziyech is in Morocco’s last friendly match for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar show. The Chelsea midfielder passed the opposing goalkeeper with an effort from his own half in the 3-0 win over Georgia. A major blemish on the game was the failure of the creative after seventy minutes.

Morocco was the parent from minute one and that quickly resulted in the 1-0. Ziyech’s cross was brought in by striker Youssef En-Nesyri. The climax followed after half an hour. The former Ajax player won the ball in his own half after a bad pass from a Georgian, did not hesitate and outwitted the Georgian keeper from over fifty meters.

Halfway through the second half, Ziyech had to be replaced with an apparently minor injury, although the seriousness of the injury is still unclear. A few minutes later, Sofiane Boufal was allowed to build from the penalty spot. The attacker remained cool and thus determined the final score at 3-0.

Morocco is linked to Belgium, Canada and Croatia in Group F at the World Cup in Qatar. In addition to Ziyech, former Ajax player Noussair Mazraoui has also been selected. The right back, who made the switch to Bayern Munich last summer, played against Georgia for 45 minutes.

Update – 9.45am (November 18, 2022) – Substitution Ziyech not due to injury

Hakim Ziyech was not injured during the exhibition game with Georgia. This has been announced by national coach Walid Regragui to the Moroccan press. Ziyech was taken off after 69 minutes and it was feared that the former Ajax player had sustained an injury.

Regragui explains that he wanted to prevent an injury to his star player. “We were afraid that Hakim would get an injury. In these kinds of matches you are always afraid that players will get injured Football International the choice lord of the Moroccan national team.

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