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Morocco stripped of 2015 Nations Cup and disqualified – CAF

Morocco wanted a postponement over Ebola virus fears but this was rejected by CAF

By Mark Gleeson

Morocco were officially stripped of the right to host the African Nations Cup next year, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Tuesday.

It has also disqualified Morocco from playing in the finals, which CAF said would go ahead.
The regional football governing body said it had received several offers from countries to step in as hosts for the tournament on the scheduled dates of January 17-February 8.

Morocco wanted a postponement over Ebola virus fears but this was rejected by CAF.



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