Egypt African Cup qualifier moved due to elections

Egypt African Cup qualifier moved due to elections

Published Jun. 11, 2012 11:48 a.m. ET

Egypt's African Cup qualifying game against Central African Republic has been moved up to Friday to avoid a conflict with the presidential runoff vote over the weekend.

The first leg of the second-round matchup will be played without fans at Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria.

Central African Republic's home leg is scheduled for June 30.

The first leg was initially postponed from February after 74 people died in clashes at a stadium in Port Said, leading to the suspension of all domestic soccer in the troubled north African country.


Egypt played its first international match at home since October this month when it opened World Cup qualifying with a victory over Mozambique, also in Alexandria.

The African Cup of Nations qualifier was originally scheduled for Sunday.