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By The Atlas Lions, Nov 7 2018 10:43AM

AZ Alkmaar winger Oussama Idrissi is honoured to be called up by Morocco but has still not decided on his international future.


The 22-year-old’s time with Netherlands U21’s ended recently with the failed European Championship qualifying campaign but he is yet to receive a full call-up.


Morocco have come calling, though, with Herve Renard including the forward in his squad for the upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifiers. Speaking to AZ TV, Idrissi says he will meet up with the Morocco squad but has still not decided whether to represent the Atlas Lions.


He said, “Eventually, the Dutch Juniors came to an end, unfortunately, we did not qualify. I did not get a call from the real Dutch team and now Morocco has come knocking.


“It is my homeland, of course, so that is very special and beautiful, I am very happy with that. So I go there and look forward to working with those guys, to taste, to have conversations and to see how it goes.”


Asked if he has made a final choice he responded, “No, I do not think so yet, I’m going there, I’m going to have conversations and see how it is, of course, I’m proud and honoured to receive an invitation, and later on you can make the choice of what it is. I have not made a choice for now. “





Read more ...http://www.football-oranje.com/idrissi-has-not-decided-between-netherlands-and-morocco/

By The Atlas Lions, Nov 2 2018 01:30PM

(BBC Sports) AZ Alkmaar's Oussama Idrissi could make his debut form Morocco against Cameroon


Oussama Idrissi has been included in the Morocco's preliminary squad for upcoming matches against Cameroon and Tunisia.


His club in the Netherlands AZ Alkmaar announced his inclusion in Morocco coach Herve Renard's plans on its website.


The 22-year-old has played for Netherlands at various youth levels but is eligible for Morocco through his parents.


The Atlas Lions host Cameroon in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on 16 November and will play Tunisia in a friendly four days later.

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