The Moroccan Football Federation issued a statement, on Sunday, regarding the accusations leveled against the Moroccan national team player, Zakaria Abu Khalil, on a website, while participating in the Qatar World Cup.
The federation, which is known in Morocco as the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, denied on its official websiteWhat was reported by one of the websites under the headline “Abu Khallal Salafi penetrates the Moroccan national team.”
According to the Moroccan Federation’s statement, the player showed what was described as “exemplary behavior alongside his colleagues, in order to achieve honorable results for the national elite in this global forum.”
The statement added: “While the Royal Moroccan Football Federation expresses its strong condemnation of the abuse of this website with the person and behavior of the player Zakaria Abu Khalil, and through it the image of the national team with all its activities, it confirms that it will resort to legal procedures to protect the members of the national football team and refute all false allegations.” affects their conduct or personal life while exercising their national duties.”
And one of the websites had claimed in an article that Abu Khalil was seeking, in this World Cup, to attract the largest number of followers to his orientation and the religious current that he follows, and even confirmed that he had “succeeded in that.”
The “Atlas Lions” achieved an unprecedented Arab and African achievement by qualifying for the semi-finals of the World Cup in Qatar, where the king won the fourth, and the team returned to Morocco last Tuesday amid a crowded reception, then an interview with the Moroccan monarch.
Abu Khalil, 22, plays for the French club Toulouse, and he scored Morocco’s second goal in the tournament against Belgium, during a 2-0 victory.