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AFA President Announces Players Will End Media Boycott, But Does Not Say When

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 17 / 17

Argentine FA President Claudio Tapia said that national team players "will end the media boycott that has been in place since November," according to Adriana Garcia of ESPN.com. Lionel Messi announced following a post-match news conference l...

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