Morocco has recruited France U21 player Sofiane Diop for its qualifying games for the 2026 World Cup. This is a significant development for Morocco, as Diop a highly-rated midfielder has been impressing for Nice in Ligue 1 this season, and his addition to the Morocco squad will give them a boost as they look to qualify for their second consecutive World Cup.
What you should Know:
Diop was born in France to Moroccan parents, and he has represented France at youth level. However, he has never played a competitive match for the French senior team, which makes him eligible to switch to Morocco. Diop will be available for selection for Morocco’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Eritrea and Tanzania.
A versatile midfielder, Diop can play in a variety of positions. He is comfortable with the ball at his feet, and he has a good eye for goal. He is also a strong tackler and a good passer of the ball. His addition to the Morocco squad will give them more options in midfield, and he could be a key player for them in the World Cup qualifiers and beyond.