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Nordin Amrabat ruled out of next game with concussion

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international has been ruled out of their second group stage game against after picking up a concussion in the opener against .

The right sided player, who spent last season on loan at La Liga side Leganes, was arguably Morocco’s most dangerous player against Iran playing as an attacking right back and creating several chances by beating defenders with his blistering pace.

However, after a firm but fair tackle on the sidelines, Amrabat landed heavily and appeared to have suffered a head injury due to the way his neck lashed into the ground. After a while of looking unconscious on the floor, Amrabat was ruled unfit to continue and was replaced by his younger brother Sofyan.

In the aftermath of the game, Moroccan doctors have judged Amrabat unfit to play in the crucial upcoming match against Portugal and due to the close proximity of the games it is possible that he may have played his last World Cup game.

Concussions have been a big talking point in football in the last month due to Loris Karius suffering one in the Champions League final before making two crucial mistakes to gift Real Madrid a win, and so the Morocco staff are unwilling to take any chances in this tournament.

Morocco face off against Portugal on Wednesday June 20th at 2PM Egyptian time.

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