The Case of Brahim Diaz: Did Morocco Win its Battle against Spain? – Media7

Player Brahim Diaz, the star of Spain’s Real Madrid, is moving closer to representing the Moroccan national team, following a meeting between coach Walid Regragui and the Moroccan-born player’s agent, Mohamed Ammar, in Rabat, the Moroccan capital.

The Crucial Meeting in Rabat

The coach of the Moroccan national team, Walid Regragui, met the player’s agent Brahim Diaz at the Mohammed VI Football Center in Rabat, invited to Morocco by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. The Real Madrid star’s father, Abdelkader Diaz, was also present at the meeting.

Discussions in Marrakech

According to the newspaper “Al Arabi Al Jadid”, the player Brahim Diaz met officials of the Moroccan Federation in Marrakech, on the occasion of his sister’s wedding, while awaiting a decisive meeting with Walid Regragui in Madrid in the coming days.

The Challenges of the Competition

The meeting between coach Walid Regragui and Brahim Diaz’s agent in Rabat is a positive step forward in the race to obtain the services of the young talent from Real Madrid, especially after the intervention of the Spanish Federation to block the choice of Morocco.

Details to be clarified

A highly placed source at the Moroccan Football Federation revealed to “Al Arabi Al Jadid” that Diaz has not yet decided which national team he will represent in the future. Coach Walid Regragui wishes to keep this file confidential to avoid pressure from the Spanish media on the 24-year-old player.

Waiting for the Final Decision

The source added: “I think Ibrahim Diaz has given his agreement in principle to play for the Moroccan national team, but it has not been officially announced. We await his final decision, then he will be eligible for qualification by FIFA, in order to be available for the African qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.”

Previous Meetings

It is worth noting that the coach of the Moroccan national team, Walid Regragui, met star Brahim Diaz three times, the first in Italy while he was playing for AC Milan, the second in Madrid, and the third in Tangier, Morocco.

This story illustrates the delicate process by which international players make crucial decisions about their national representation, while highlighting the geopolitical issues surrounding high-level sport.

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