The Libyan national football team won 2-1 against Sudan in a friendly match at the Benina Martyrs Stadium in Benghazi on Saturday.

The Mediterranean Knights opened the score early at the tenth minute, from a penalty kick by Faisal Al-Badri, ending the first half 1-0.

In the second half, Omar Al-Khoja made it 2-0 for the Libyans, but the Sudanese team succeeded in putting one back making it 2-1. 

It is noteworthy that the Libyan national team’s match against its Sudanese counterpart comes within the framework of the two teams’ preparations for the qualifiers of the 2026 World Cup.

Libya will open the qualifiers' matches by facing the Eswatini national team at the Mbombela Stadium in South Africa on November 17, for the first round of Group D matches; a group that also includes Cameroon, Angola, Mauritius and Cape Verde.