Morocco star Amrabat: Why it is hard to win in Africa

Morocco star Amrabat: Why it is hard to win in Africa
Nordin Amrabat

by Scent ition

Friday Apr 21, 2017. 21:00

Watford FC attacking midfielder Nordin Amrabat is eager to help Morocco qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.

The 30-year-old winger, who was born in Naarden, Netherlands, has been playing for the Lions of the Atlas since 2011 and he has over 20 caps for the African nation.

Prior to 2011, Amrabat had played for the Netherlands Under-21 side and he has since discussed life as a Morocco international.

"African football is always different. The opponents are always strong, fast and can play good football," Amrabat told

"At the moment, there are a number of foreign coaches who are technically good.

Morocco are placed second in their World Cup qualifying group - two points behind log leaders Ivory Coast with four games left. Only the group winners will qualify.

"It is hard to win, African football isn’t easy. We have a good group, coach and staff and a good mentality – hopefully, we can reach Russia," he said.

“It would be fantastic, for sure. Everybody in the country would be happy, and hopefully, we can make this dream come true.”

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