The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has stripped eight countries of home advantage in next month’s World Cup qualifiers (WCQ) after their grounds were deemed unfit at the international level.
Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Guinea Bissau, Malawi, Mali, Namibia and Niger have all had matches moved to neutral grounds at the start of the group phase of Africa’s qualifiers for the next World Cup in Qatar.
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– August 31, Central African Republic v Cape Verde, moved to Douala, Cameroon
– August 31, Mali v Rwanda, moved to Agadir, Morocco
– September 1, Guinea-Bissau v Guinea, moved to Nouakchott, Mauritania
– September 1, Niger v Burkina Faso, moved to Marrakech, Morocco
– September 1, Namibia v Congo, moved to Johannesburg, South Africa
– September 5, Djibouti v Niger, moved to Rabat, Morocco
– September 6, Burkina Faso v Algeria, moved to Marrakech Morocco
– September 7, Malawi v Mozambique, moved to Johannesburg, South Africa