It was not only in South America that the 2022 World Cup qualifier table was starred on this FIFA date. As Brazil x Argentinahandjob The duel between Guinea and Morocco, valid for the African qualifiers and which will be held this Monday, has been cancelled.
The reason was not a health issue, but a coup in guinea, a country located in West Africa.
“The current political and security situation in Guinea is quite volatile and is being closely monitored by FIFA and the CAF (Confederation of African Football), to ensure the safety of all players and the protection of all referees, FIFA and the CAF have decided to postpone matches. The rescheduling information will be made available at a later date,” the CAF said in an official statement.
Soldiers organizing the uprising in Guinea’s capital on Sunday said on state television that they had breached the government and the constitution and closed all land and air borders. However, the Defense Ministry said the attack on the palace of President Alpha Condé was repulsed.
Conde, whose whereabouts were not immediately clear, won a third term in October after the constitution was changed to allow him to run again despite violent opposition from the opposition.
The Moroccan team was also stuck in its hotel last Sunday due to lack of flights. Earlier in the evening, however, the delegation, which includes well-known players such as PSG’s full-back Hakimi, managed to leave the country.
Guinea’s Liverpool player, midfielder Nabi Keita, in turn, remains in the country. Liverpool are working on releasing the player to return to England.
The Guinean army in the back of a pickup truck passes through the center of Conakry after a barrage of gunfire at the Rashtrapati Bhavan – Photo: Selu Binani / AFP