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Football | Africa

QPR want Taarabt to skip Afcon



Moroccan midfielder, Adel Taarabt has lifted the lid on the request from his boss at QPR, Harry Redknapp requesting he ditches the 2013 Afcon.

According to a report in The Sun, the 23-year-old is at crossroads with featuring for Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations and staying back in England to save QPR's quest to keep their top flight status.

Taarabt is now faced with "a difficult decision."

The former Tottenham Hotspur man knows that his absence from Morocco's squad to the Afcon could spark a hate campaign back home should they fail to do well.

"It's a difficult decision because the manager asked if I could stay.

"I would love to but it's my country so if I say 'No,' everybody at home will think I don't want to play - so I think I will go.

"I go to Morocco every summer. If they don't do well, the fans will have a go at me and I don't want that," said Taarabt, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

Morocco are drawn in Group A of the Afcon alongside hosts, South Africa, Cape Verde and Angola.

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