Illness rules Chamakh out of Nations Cup tie

Marouane Chamakh's return to the Morocco line-up has been prematurely halted of because of ill health.

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Illness rules Chamakh out of Nations Cup tie
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Marouane Chamakh

The Arsenal striker had been called up to play for the north Africans in the first leg of their final-round African Nations Cup qualifier in Mozambique on Sunday.

It was his first call-up since he was dropped during the Nations Cup finals in Gabon at the start of the year.

The federation gave no details of Chamakh's illness. His replacement is French-born Abdelaziz Barrada of Spanish club Granada.

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