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Official: Ex-Barca & Italy Players Switch Allegiance To African Giants

A former Barcelona striker and a Watford winger have officially switched their Allegiance to an African nations after previously representing clubs in Europe.

Read: Ex-PSL Striker: Pitso Said He Is Following Me

Munir El Haddadi made his long-awaited debut for Morocco after he was granted permission to switch nationality from Spain earlier this year.

The Sevilla had previously made a late cameo for the Spanish national side in a European Championship qualifier in 2016, but a change of rules by FIFA allowed the striker to switch to Morocco.

Munir was joined by Watford full-back Adam Masina on Friday evening, with the player having previously represented Italy at Junior level.

The encounter against Mauritania ended goalless but qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations was already confirmed before the clash kicked off.

Morocco will now end another successful qualifying campaign against Burundi on Monday evening, as they look ahead to next year's tournament with a couple more reinforcements.

Here are 11 footballers who have played for two countries:


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