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Morocco vs. Liberia Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Postponed Due to Devastating Earthquake; Death Toll Exceeds 1,000

The Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Morocco and Liberia, originally scheduled for Saturday evening, has been postponed due to a powerful earthquake striking Morocco, as confirmed by the Moroccan Football Federation. In a statement, they expressed their heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and wished a swift recovery to the injured. The match was supposed to take place at Stade d’Agadir in Agadir, Morocco, as part of the final round of qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations, but no rescheduled date has been announced.

Morocco garnered international acclaim for its exceptional performance in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, setting records and earning admiration worldwide.

Unfortunately, the death toll resulting from the Morocco earthquake has now climbed to 1,037, with over 1,000 individuals reported as injured, as reported by Morocco’s state TV channel, Al Aoula, citing the interior ministry. Among those injured, 721 individuals are in critical condition. This earthquake stands as the deadliest to strike Morocco in many decades.

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