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Chadi Riad called up by Morocco for AFCON

He’s expected to be bought back by Barcelona

Real Betis v Girona FC - LaLiga EA Sports Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images

Chadi Riad has been called up by Morocco, widely considered the favorite to win the Africa Cup of Nations.

After achieving fourth place in the last FIFA World Cup, knocking out Spain and Portugal in the process, Morocco have made a few adjustments to the list.

One player that could not be ignored is Riad, who has been putting in good displays for Real Betis.

“I found out on my cell phone, the truth is that I didn’t expect it. The coach congratulated me, it’s a dream. God willing, we will win the African Cup of Nations,” the defender said.

It’s expected FC Barcelona will execute their buyback clause to bring Riad back into the fold.

Walid Regragui also called up another ex-Barcelona player, Ez Abde. The Catalans do have a buyback clause for him as well. as well as an ability

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