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Mauritania withdraws from Orange CAN 2012 qualifiers
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) wishes to announce the withdrawal of Mauritania from the qualifiers of the Gabon-Equatorial Guinea 2012 Orange Africa Cup of Nations.
Mauritania were initially housed in Group F alongside Burkina Faso, Gambia and Namibia of the group’s qualifiers which commences in September.
“We have just been informed by the Mauritania Football Federation (FFRIM) of the withdrawal of its national team from the qualifiers of the Orange CAN 2012 qualifiers,” said CAF General Secretary Mustapha Fahmy.
The withdrawal leaves Burkina Faso, Gambia and Namibia battling for slots in Group F for the 28th edition of the continental showpiece event.
Fourteen (14) teams will confirm their places through the qualifiers, with Gabon and Equatorial Guinea qualifying automatically as co-hosts.
- the 11 winners of each group
- the second in the group to which Togo prevails
- the two best runners up of the remaining 10 groups of 4
HOSTS COUNTRIES OF NEXT CAF COMPETITIONSOrange CAN 2012
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