Hakim Ziyech has been frozen out of Chelsea squad.
The Moroccan winger was left out of the international squad after the coach accused him of “unacceptable behaviour” and claimed that he refused to play a game.
Morocco coach Vahid Halilhodzic has confirmed the bust-up with the star player.
‘His behaviour in the last two matches, especially the last one, was not that of a national team player who as a leader in the team has to be positive role model,’ Halilhodzic said, as per The New Arab.
‘He arrived late and after that he even refused to work. There was no point in discussing it afterwards, as a coach the answer is right there to see.
‘For me, the national team is above everything, nobody can hold it hostage.’
He added: ‘For the first time in my coaching career, I have seen behaviour that disappoints me. A player who refuses to play a game, admittedly a friendly, on the pretext that he is injured.
‘The medical staff made several examinations and said he could play. He then refused to warm up in the second half because he was disappointed to be a substitute.
‘For me, that type of behaviour is unacceptable. You can’t cheat with the national team. You are 100 per cent there or you are not.’