Senegal beat Watford in Africa Cup of Nations dispute

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The dispute between Senegal and Watford over Ismalia Sarr’s summons to the Africa Cup of Nations appears to have come to an end.

Earlier this week, the West African nation accused the Hornets of “disrespectful and discriminatory behavior” by appearing to block the winger from playing in the upcoming tournament.

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Claudio Ranieri’s team quickly refuted the accusations, explaining that Sarr had been carefully assessed by their own independent surgeon to confirm that he was well injured and that he would not be fit enough to compete in the competition which will begin on January 9.

Following the quarrel between club and country, the Senegalese football federation confirmed that the 23-year-old, “had taken an Air France flight from London at 11:30 am and will arrive in Dakar in the evening”.

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Sarr has been out with a knee injury since November and will now be checked by his national team’s medical team.

FIFA rules state that any player called up for international service must be released, even if injured, so that he can be assessed by medical personnel in his country.

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