Libya’s 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros has been moved from Tripoli because of the country’s political instability.
The Confederation of African Football said it was looking for a neutral country to host the match, which was scheduled to be played between March 25-27 in Tripoli’s June 11 stadium.
Last week, CAF decided Libya was unsafe to host the eight-nation African Under-20 Championship scheduled to be held March 18-April 1 in Tripoli and Benghazi.
A new venue and rescheduled match dates in April-May will be announced next week, CAF said in a statement.
Algeria’s federation has said it and South Africa have offered to step in as hosts.
The event is a qualifier for the FIFA-organized Under-20 World Cup kicking off in July with the four semifinalists advancing to play in Colombia.
CAF said it will continue to monitor all member countries for their ability to organize safe international matches.
“If the security is not guaranteed 100 percent the matches will be played in a neutral venue or eventually postponed,” CAF said.