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Libya can host International matches as CAF lifts ban

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided to lift ban on Libya hosting matches, which was applied since 2013 due to the political conflict and the lack of security in the country. 

The CAF Committee, headed by Niger’s Football Federation president Djibril Hima Hamidou, that visited Tripoli and Benghazi met with the Emergency Committee and decided to lift the ban. 

The committee said that football in Libya has been suffering in the recent years, adding that the officials in Libya did much efforts to continue football competitions despite the difficult circumstances. 

CAF had some observations and asked the Libyan Football Federation to consider solving these problems to be able to host the matches of the Libyan clubs and the Libyan national team. 

The Libyan clubs and the Libyan national team have been playing home matches in foreign soil since 2013 due to FIFA banning the country from hosting matches due to lack of security.

Libya plays alongside Egypt, Gabon and Angola in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, with the top of the group reaching the final stage of the qualifiers. 

Libya will host Tunisia on 25 March in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers.

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