The Court of Arbitration for Sport has denied the appeal presented by Spanish-Moroccan forward, Munir El Haddadi and the Moroccan Football Federation
wanted to challenge the FIFA rule that stop him from playing for Morocco, the country of his father, after he was called up by their national team.
He is currently hamstrung by the 13 minutes he played for Spain against Macedonia in a Euro 2016 qualifier – despite the fact he hasn’t played for Spain since.
“The appeal has been rejected by CAS and the contested decision has been confirmed,” AS reported.
The hearing was held on November 4th by videoconference, and ensures thatMunir
will be unable to represent Morocco as ordered by FIFA a month ago – a decision made hours before the Sevilla forward was due to play his first friendly for the country.
“I came from Castillejos,”Munir
’s father explained to El Mundo in 2014. “I arrived by boat with 20 others, a boat we used for fishing. We took a risk and arrived in Algeciras – I wasn’t afraid because I was a good swimmer.”