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Ziyech, Mazraoui and Idrissi in preliminary selection of Morocco for the Africa Cup of

Players Hakim Ziyech and Noussair Mazraoui and AZ player Oussama Idrissi Monday, included in the Moroccan pre-selection for the Africa Cup. Coach Hervé Renard made a selection with 27 names are known, of which four must lose weight.

The former Eredivisie-players Karim El Ahmadi, Manuel da Costa (both Al Ittihad), Nordin Amrabat (Al Nassr) and the Amsterdam-born Mbark Boussoufa (Al Shabab) are part of the pre-selection.

Club Brugge midfielder Sofyan Amrabat and Yassine Ayoub of the Team can participate in the tournament to forget.

AZ-attacker Idrissi elected in February, interlandcarrière in Morocco over the Dutch national team. The former jeugdinternational of Orange now has two international matches behind his name.

Also Ziyech (23 international matches, twelve goals) and Mazraoui (four competitions) gave recently the preference of the Moroccan national team over Orange. Thirty-Nordin Amrabat (52 international matches, five goals), Boussoufa (66 international matches, seven goals) and El Ahmadi (61 international matches, one goal) belong to the most experienced players in the selection.

Africa Cup for the first time in the summer

Egypt is the host of the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup. The tournament was first held in summer and 24 in place of sixteen countries.

Morocco won the Africa Cup only once, in 1976. The team of Renard plays in group D against Namibia, Ivory coast and South Africa.

Cameroon is the defending champion of the tournament on 21 June starts. The final is on July 19 in Cairo played.

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