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Libya-Togo World Cup qualifier moved to Tripoli

June 10, 2013

ZURICH (AP) — Security issues in Libya have forced a key World Cup qualifying match against Togo on Friday to be switched to Tripoli from Benghazi.

FIFA says the change is due to “the latest security incidents in Benghazi.”

Clashes in the city between protesters and pro-government militias killed 31 people last weekend.

Libya is unbeaten in its group and leads on goal difference from Cameroon with two games remaining. The group winner advances to a playoff.

Last Friday in Tripoli, Libya drew 0-0 with Congo in its first competitive home match since the uprising that ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Libya chose neutral Sfax, Tunisia, as its “home” venue when beating Cameroon last year.

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