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Morocco national team preparing big celebration as Real Madrid star chooses them over Spain

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The international future of Real Madrid star Brahim Diaz has been called into question a great deal over the past few weeks, as Morocco and Spain have been engaged in a tug-of-war to acquire his services.

Diaz has long been embroiled in a contentious debate about his international prospects. As a player born in Spain with Moroccan heritage, he has the option to play for either country, presenting him with a challenging decision that has persisted over time.

The Spanish and Moroccan national teams have taken notice of Diaz’s excellent form as he has contributed 12 goals this season despite not being a regular in the starting lineup.

Even so, it appears the player has made his decision at last. After being named in both Morocco and Spain’s pre-list ahead of the forthcoming international break, Diaz has weighed up his options and reached a final conclusion.

Morocco bound

Indeed, as per Fabrizio Romano Brahim Diaz has decided to join the Morrocan national team and the North African country’s Federation is preparing a big celebration for him in return.

Over the next two weeks, the Federation is getting ready to implement the official decision that was reached yesterday.

Having already once played for La Roja, Brahim has been cold-shouldered by Spain ever since and this has convinced Brahim to don Morocco’s national colors.

In fact, the lack of opportunities for Real Madrid players by the Spanish federation has become a cause of concern for Real Madrid, who believe Barcelona players get an unwarranted edge in the selection process.

Morocco play Angola and Mauritania in this month’s international break, which will likely see Diaz feature and provide him the chance to extend his amazing club form on the international scene.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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