Taarabt quits Morocco
QPR star left fuming after row with Gerets
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me on Twitter @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: June 4, 2011 12:54pm
Taarabt: Stormed out of training camp after row with Gerets
Queens Park Rangers star Adel Taarabt has quit international football with Morocco after an argument with coach Eric Gerets.
The 22-year-old stormed out of the country's training camp after learning he was not starting their game with Algeria.
The QPR captain has vowed to quit international football for good even if Gerets is no longer the coach.
"I'd rather represent my country through my club. I apologize to our supporters. The national team is finished for me. Every time it's the same story."
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"I'm currently in Marseille. I decided to leave the training camp when I learned that I wouldn't start against Algeria," Taarabt told Moroccan radio station Radio Mars.
"I prefer to never again play for the national team, with or without Eric Gerets.
"I'd rather represent my country through my club. I apologize to our supporters. The national team is finished for me. Every time it's the same story.
"I prefer to no longer argue with coaches or the federation and enjoy my vacation."