Will Walid El Karti be on Vahid Halilhodzic’s next list to play in the 2022 World Cup play-offs against Democratic Republic of Congo on March 25? According to the Egyptian press, the Moroccan international is of great interest to the Atlas Lions coach.
Vahid Halilhodzic plans to call up Walid El Karti, the club’s midfielder from Pyramids FC, for the expected confrontation against the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a decisive double confrontation for the qualification for the next World Cup which will take place in Qatar.
The same sources indicated that the administration of the Pyramids has already received a letter from the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), confirming the presence of the 27-year-old Moroccan player.
Walid El Karti has shown the breadth of his talent and proven his worth in the matches he has played in the current season, becoming one of the most popular players in the Egyptian team. With the Egyptian club this season, El Karti scored 4 league goals.
El Karti has a goal for Morocco, and he scored it in his first call-up under Vahid, in the friendly match against Niger at the Marrakech stadium in September 2019.
As a reminder, the Bosnian technician will reveal his list of players summoned on March 17. The meeting is now scheduled for March 25 at 4 p.m. at the Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa, the national football governing body said on its official site.
As for the return, it is still expected for March 29 at the Mohammed V Complex in Casablanca, but will start at 8:30 p.m. instead of 8 p.m.