FIFA rejects using Old Oran Stadium for Libya vs Tunisia match
The FIFA has rejected the Libyan Football Federation’s request to hold their national team’s 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Tunisia at the Algerian Ahmed Zabala Stadium in Oran.
FIFA has also reported to the Libyan Football Federation about the Algerian stadium saying it doesn’t match with the standards of the FIFA.
The Libyan Football Federation decided earlier that it would hold its national team’s match against Tunisia, which will be on November 11, at Oran Stadium in Algeria.
However, the Tunisian Football Federation did not agree with its Libyan counterpart and asked the FIFA to send a committee to evaluate the stadium.
Upon evaluation, the FIFA committee said the Stadium is not feasible for holding the match, and therefore; the FIFA rejected holding the match in Oran as the Libyan Football Federation suggested.
The Libyan Football Federation will have now to pick another stadium in Algeria in order to play the match against Tunisian next November as part of the second group matches in 2018 World Cup qualifiers.