The Libyan Football Federation officially decided to use Egyptian stadiums for the three qualifiers matches of the national team for 2018 Russia World Cup. The matches will be against Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tunisia, and Guinea.
The decision to play in Egypt by the Libyan Football Federation (LFF) came as Libya is still banned from playing at home stadiums by the African Football Federation, knowing that the LFF will file a new formal request for lifting the ban to CAF at the General Assembly meetings next August.
The LFF was bitterly criticized on the local level for being very loose in putting pressure on the African Football Federation to lift the ban, but the Chair of the LFF, Anwar Al-Tishani, confirmed recently that lifting the ban is a “state case” not to be borne by the LFF alone.
Javier Clemente, the Spanish coach of the Libyan national team, said the list of players will be announced next week in coordination with his Spanish assistant, Ramon, and the Libyan assistant Abdel Atti Al-Gubbi, to prepare for the match against Cape Verde in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and against Democratic Republic of the Congo in World Cup qualifiers on October 03.