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FIFA may Lift Ban on Int'l Football Matches in Libya

By John Lee. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has reportedly said that the ban on international football matches in Libya will be lifted soon. Having reviewed a report from the FIFA Committee on Libya, he is said to have expressed confidence that it will not take long for international matches to return to the country. (Source: […]

Libya hopes FIFA visit ends Ban on Hosting Matches

By John Lee. The Libyan Football Federation (LFF) hopes FIFA's recent visit to the country will help lift a ban on it hosting matches. Veron Mosengo-Omba, FIFA's director of African and Caribbean Member Associations, said in Tripoli: "My presence is the kick-off of the process to bring international football matches (back) in Libya. It is […]

Gadaffi was 'hours away' from buying Man United

By John Lee. Colonel Gaddafi was reportedly 'hours away' from buying a major stake in the British football club Manchester United. Turkish-Cypriot financier Mehmet Dalman told the Sunday Times that he flew to Libya to discuss a deal to buy out John Magnier and JP McManus's 29.9-percent shareholding in 2004. After discussions broke down over price, Gaddafi […]

Morocco beats Libya in Friendly

The hosts of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco, has beaten visiting Libya in a friendly on Sunday in Marrakech. The final score was 3-0. Libya was knocked out of qualifying for January's Nations Cup finals by Rwanda in the first round. (Source: BBC Sport)

Libya to Face Rwanda in AFCON Qualifiers

Rwanda's Amavubi Stars have been drawn against Libya in the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifiers. The 2015 Africa Nations Cup finals tournament will be held from January 17 to February 8 in Morocco. The first leg matches will be played between May 16 and 18 with return fixtures slated for May 30th, 31st or June […]

Beckenbauer backs Libya as Nations Cup Hosts

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer (pictured) has agreed to become an 'ambassador' for Libya as the hosts of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The 68-year-old was attending a ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone of a stadium in Tajoura, which is being built by Austrian firm PORR. Libya FA member Mabrouk AlMisrati […]

Work Starts on New Soccer Stadium

A new football stadium for Tripoli: the groundbreaking ceremony for the National Stadium in the new sports park, which was designed by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) took place on Wednesday 26 February 2014. The ceremony took place in the presence of the Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Seidan, the German Ambassador, Christian […]