Several other football players with dual nationalities joined the Moroccan national football team instead of countries that lead in the world of football.
The English news outlet said it “understands” that Touaizi has been included in the list of Moroccan football players who are set to play two friendly games, against Libya and Gabon, in October.
The 18-year old football player had previously played for the Spanish Under-17 squad.
Touaizi had the choice to represent Spain or Morocco. Both Touazi’s parents are from Morocco.
Sports news outlet Goal reported that the new head coach of the Moroccan team, Vahid Halihodzic, and the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) have been in contact with the football player for months, trying to convince him to join the Atlas Lions.
Both Goal and the BBC are expecting Touaizi to appear with the Atlas Lions in the Libya and Gabon friendlies, which are part of Morocco’s preparation for the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Halilhodzic has not yet revealed the full list of the players he has selected for the two friendly games.
Multiple Moroccan football players with dual nationalities have chosen to represent Morocco instead of playing with world football giants, including Moroccan-Dutch players Hakim Ziyech, Nordine Amrabat, Sofian Amrabat, and Oussama Idrissi.
The choice of some Moroccan-Dutch football players annoyed several people in the Netherlands.
Former international football player Ruud Gullit said that the Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) should reconsider its plans to invest in young Moroccan-Dutch football players.
Dutch coach Ronald Koeman accused Moroccan-Dutch footballers—including Ziyech, Noussair Mazraoui, and Idrissi—of receiving bribes from Morocco.