- Iraq international Bashar Resan lost his mother on Thursday, October 11
- He was playing against Argentina in a friendly match when the incident occurred
- The 21-year-old was substituted in the second half before he was told of the demise of his mum
Iraqi midfielder Bashar Resan was on the pitch on Thursday night, October 11, in a friendly game against Argentina not knowing that his mother had died at home.
The international friendly game was played in Saudi Arabia and Argentina defeated Iraq 4-0 in the encounter.
Bashar Resan who started the match for Iraq had to be substituted in the second half before being told of the demise of his mother according to the report by UK Sun.
After his substitution against Argentina, Bashar Resan was said to have been pulled aside by Iraqi officials before telling him the tragic news.
Meanwhile, Iraq are due to stay in the country to play another match against Saudi Arabia, but Reshan was given clearance to leave the squad immediately and has flown home.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi was missing in the Argentina squad as the coach decided to give some youngsters the opportunity.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Argentina FA have made it clear that they will not give any player the No 10 jersey in their hopes of convincing Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to make a return to international duty.
Lionel Messi is yet to announce his international retirement but the forward has told the FA that he wants to be excused from playing for the national team for the rest of this year.
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