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Morocco cites Ebola, seeks soccer cup delay
Morocco sidestepped a late Saturday ultimatum from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to either confirm or reject its hosting timeframe of January 17 to February 8 for the Cup of Nations finals. Instead, Morocco's Ministry of Sports reiterated ...
Africa Cup Disrupted by Ebola Concerns
New York Times
17 to Feb. 8. The expulsion of Morocco was announced by the Confederation of African Football, or C.A.F., the regional soccer governing body, which accused Moroccan officials of being alarmist in wanting to delay the Cup of Nations by six months or a year.
Three takeaways from Manchester City-Bayern Munich
He couldn't beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in Argentina's World Cup final loss to Germany, but Sergio Aguero did it three times in a 3-2 win over Bayern Munich that greatly increases the hopes of Manchester City, which entered the game with only two ...
Ebola also affects soccer's Africa Cup of Nations
Los Angeles Times
Morocco's argument was undermined by the fact that it had no problem allowing Guinea, among the countries hit hardest by Ebola, to play three qualifiers in Casablanca. Nor did the country move to delay next month's FIFA Club World Cup, a seven-country ...
Sexwale: Morocco Using Ebola As Racial Weapon
Speaking at the media briefing at the Nelson Mandela Foundation of the upcoming Global Watch Summit which will be held at the Emperors Palace, Johannesburg from 20-21 November 2014, Sexwale declared that for Morocco to use the Ebola pandemic as ...
African Cup dates stay, Morocco given deadline
CAF maintained its position on Africa's top football tournament after a meeting of its executive committee in Algeria over the weekend and then meetings with Moroccan officials — who want the cup postponed — in Rabat, Morocco on Monday. In a ...
FIFA monitoring Ebola, Club World Cup goes ahead
Yahoo Canada Sports
The world soccer body said it is in contact with Moroccan authorities and is ''constantly updating its position'' with regard to Ebola on the advice of the World Health Organization. Morocco has no reported cases of the deadly virus that has killed ...
Morocco and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
From the perspective of Morocco, hosting a soccer tournament was a much less manageable proposition and a far greater risk. In Morocco's estimation, the responsible choice would have been to simply postpone the tournament due to a specific, if ...