PHOTOS: African World Cup participants who snubbed Europe

14 November 2017, 14:02 UTC

Marco van Basten once labelled a Dutch-born starlet, who snubbed the Netherlands for Morocco, as "stupid", but his comment came back to haunt him. Here are other African players who will participate in the next World Cup after snubbing European nations.r r "How stupid can you be to choose Morocco if you are in contention for the Dutch national team?" Van Basten, who was the Dutch national team's assistant coach at the time, asked in May 2016, as quoted byThe Guardian, after hearing that Hakim Ziyech decided to represent Morocco instead.r r The 24-year-old Ajax Amsterdam midfielder came through the Dutch youth...

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