Friday, June 21, 2024

Morocco’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier postponed due to earthquake


The Moroccan Football Confederation has announced that its match with Liberia, scheduled for Saturday, in the final round of African Nations football qualifiers has been postponed “until later” due to the violent earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday night. Saturday.

In its statement, the Moroccan federation said, “Following the earthquake in parts of Morocco, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation has announced the postponement of the national team’s scheduled match on Saturday evening, September 9, 2023. Its Liberian counterpart… until later, by consensus.”

After two wins over South Africa 2-1 and Liberia 2-0 and a loss to South Africa 1, Morocco qualified for the continental final scheduled for Ivory Coast in early 2024. -2, in a three-team group instead of four, excluding Zimbabwe.

The Moroccan city of Marrakesh is also scheduled to host a decisive clash between Gambia and Congo in Group Seven on Sunday, in the race for a second ticket to join Mali in the finals.

The interior ministry said the initial toll from the earthquake that struck Morocco, centered on the community of Igil in Al Houze province, was 820 dead and 672 injured.

In the same context, FIFA president Gianni Infantino, through his Instagram account, expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the earthquake. I warmly welcomed us to the Club World Cup at the start of the year. All the thoughts of the FIFA staff go out to the victims and I offer my deepest condolences to the families and relatives of the victims.

Many international clubs expressed solidarity with the victims of the Moroccan earthquake.

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