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Sunday, 2 January, 2000, 20:43 GMT
Casablanca arrive without coach

African World Club Championship entrants Raja Casablanca have suffered the blow of losing their coach just days before the start of the tournament.

World Club Championship
Experienced Argentine manager Luis Oscar Fullone was reported to be too unwell to travel with the Moroccan side for the eight-team tournament, which kicks off on Wednesday.

Raja are set to face Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Nassr, Spanish giants Real Madrid and Brazilian side Corinthians.

They open with a match against Corinthians on Wednesday night.

Fullone has been ill for several weeks and is set to travel to Paris for a series of medical tests, the club said in a statement.

The precise nature of his illness has not been revealed.

When the Moroccans qualified for the tournament he admitted he was suffering from the pressure of taking the Moroccan side to the first international club tournament.

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