National coach Vahid Halilhodzic unveiled last Thursday the official list of 24 players called to take part in the games against Mauritania and Burundi on November 15 and 19, counting respectively for the first and second round of qualifying for CAN 2021 .
A list that does not include the name of Shalke midfielder 04, Amine Harit. An absence that surprised more than one, especially as the Moroccan international 22 years shines at the beginning of the season (5 goals and 2 assists in 10 games). He was also voted Bundesliga player of the month of September.
Citing a "close to the Atlas Lions", France Football delivered the reasons behind this non-convocation.
"It is for reasons related to the discipline, the breeder will explain it in a press conference. (…) But beyond that, Vahid Halilhodzic is here to restore order. He wants the requirement. It may seem hard. Yes, it is, but it is above all just, "said the source at the French site.
"Nothing is definitive but it is even more demanding with talented players, often irregular. This is a message that he sends to all selected, "says the same source.
Note that in response to his non-convocation, Harit had posted an ironic LOL on his social networks.
Recall also that the 24 players convened will start the qualifiers of the CAN 2021 on November 15 against Mauritania at the sports complex Moulay Abdellah in Rabat (20:00), before moving to Bujumbura to cross swords with Burundi on 19 of the same year. month at the Prince Louis Rwagasore stadium (15h00).