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Argentina’s tour of China cancelled

Argentina’s tour of China cancelled

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Hong Kong, February 11

The fallout from Lionel Messi’s failure to play in a club exhibition match in Hong Kong has spread with both of Argentina’s friendly matches as part of a tour of mainland China next month cancelled by local football authorities.

The Beijing Football Association said it would not organise Argentina’s scheduled friendly against Ivory Coast in Beijing in March, reportedly saying to local media: “Beijing does not plan, for the moment, to organise the match in which Lionel Messi was to participate.”

The news comes a day after Chinese sports authorities cancelled Argentina’s scheduled exhibition match against Nigeria. World Cup champion Argentina, captained by Messi, last month scheduled a tour of China during the international break from March 18 to 26 with games lined up against Nigeria in Hangzhou and Ivory Coast in Beijing. — AP

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