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Official: Messi will not play in Tangier (Morocco-Argentina)

Venezuela dominated Argentina (3-1) on Friday in a friendly despite Lionel Messi being absent from the national team since the World Cup in Russia. And bad news: Messi will be absent against Morocco. It is the Argentine federation that announced it on twitter. Messi, who is still suffering from pubic pain, can not be in Tangier.

“Gonzalo Martinez: left femoral biceps injury. Lionel Messi: aggravation of pubic pain. Both players declare forfeit for the next match of Argentina,” said Albiceleste.

The Argentine coach had a renewed starting lineup on Friday, while the Albiceleste can not count on several usual executives like Ángel Di María, injured, and forwards Sergio Agüero and Gonzalo Higuaín. The Albiceleste will go to Tangier next Tuesday to face Morocco.

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