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Libya: Home advantage again

Libya: Home advantage again
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Football players from Libya’s national team returned to training on Thursday ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against the Democratic Republic of Congo, their first competitive game on home ground for more than two years.

The match, due to take place in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, comes after UEFA gave the green light in April for home games following the 2011 revolution in the country which ended the four-decade rule of Muammar Gaddafi.

Previously Libyan clubs used neutral venues to host their matches while the Libyan national side have played ‘home’ World Cup and African Nations Cup qualifiers in Mali, Egypt and Tunisia since the war.