Abel Taarabt quits Morocco, international soccer

QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt has quit international football at

the age of 22 after a row with Morocco boss Eric Gerets.

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


“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.”