Moroccan Football Federation questions Messi's omission

African Football By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 25/03/2019

The Moroccan Football Federation has question Lionel Messi’s omission from the upcoming friendly match against Argentina in Tangier.

Messi picked sustained an injury during the clash against Venezuela and left the camp for a return to Barcelona to receive treatment.

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In a statement, the Federation acknowledged that they had already been notified of his absence by the organising agent but made the point that, according to the contract, Argentina should be naming their best team against the Lions.

Messi played the entire match against Venezuela, which serves as his first game since his return to the national team since their exit from the World Cup against France last summer.

The clash against Argentina is the last fixture of the FIFA friendlies before the Copa America starts in June as well as the African Nations Cup.