By Seraj Essul.
Tripoli, 15 August 2013:
No goals were scored in yesterday’s friendly international football match between Libya and the Central African Republic, but the . . .[restrict]FIFA-listed game took Libya up one notch to 69th in the FIFA world rankings.
There were several wasted opportunities on the Libyan side in the first half, especially when Mohammed Al-Shebli’s shot in the penalty area went wide of the post. In the second half, Aymen Zayed wasted a penalty kick after obstructing Ahmed Al-Tourbi, according to Libyan news agency LANA.
The match, played at Tripoli International Stadium, was one of a number of warm-up games in run-up to the last round of the World Cup Qualifier for Brazil 2014. A match against Cameroon, scheduled for 8 September, is the next big challenge for Libya’s national team.
“The game with Cameroon will not be easy, but this is a big chance,” Secretary-General of the Libyan Football Federation, Nasser Swaiye, told the Libya Herald. [/restrict]