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FIFA moves Pakistan-Yemen World Cup qualifier to Bahrain

March 18, 2015

ZURICH (AP) — Pakistan’s home World Cup qualifying match against Yemen has been moved to Bahrain after it was postponed because of deadly bombings in Lahore.

FIFA says the kickoff time next Monday, and stadium venue in Manama are not yet decided.

FIFA postponed the second-leg match in the first round of Asian qualifying less than 24 hours before a scheduled kickoff on Tuesday.

On Sunday, 17 people were killed when suicide bombers from the Pakistani Taliban targeted two churches in a Christian neighborhood of Lahore.

In subsequent rioting, a Christian mob burned to death two people suspected of involvement, and two protesters were killed when a car was driven at their roadblock.

Pakistan trails 3-1 from the opening match which was played last week in Doha, Qatar.

FIFA also judged Yemen unsafe to host matches.

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