Ace Taarabt quits Morocco

Taarabt stormed out of the country’s training camp after learning

he was not starting their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against

neighbours Algeria. The Hoops captain has vowed to quit

international football for good even if Gerets is no longer the

coach. “I’m currently in Marseille. I decided to leave the training

camp when I learned that I wouldn’t start against Algeria,” Taarabt

said. “I prefer to never again play for the national team, with or

without Eric Gerets. “I’d rather represent my country through my

club. I apologize to our supporters. The national team is finished

for me. Every time it’s the same story. “I prefer to no longer

argue with coaches or the federation and enjoy my vacation.”