Ethiopia national football team

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Ethiopia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Walias
Association Ethiopian Football Federation
Sub-confederation CECAFA (East & Central Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Mariano Barreto
Captain Adane Girma
Home stadium Addis Ababa Stadium
FIFA code ETH
FIFA ranking 112 Decrease 2 (14 August 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 86 (September 2006, June 2007, February 2008)
Lowest FIFA ranking 155 (December 2001)
Elo ranking 111[1]
Highest Elo ranking 59 (May 1947[1])
Lowest Elo ranking 143 (September 2010[1])
First colours
Second colours
First international
Ethiopia Ethiopia 5–0 French Somaliland France
(Ethiopia; 5 December 1947)
Biggest win
France French Somaliland 2–10 Ethiopia Ethiopia
(French Somaliland; 1 May 1954)
Biggest defeat
 Iraq 13–0 Ethiopia Ethiopia
(Jordan; 18 August 1992)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 10 (First in 1957)
Best result Winners: 1962

The Ethiopia national football team—nicknamed "Walias" after the Walia ibex, represents Ethiopia in association football and is presided over by the Ethiopian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Ethiopia. The team has been representing Ethiopia in regional, continental, and international competitions since its founding in 1943.[2] The Walias play their home games at Addis Ababa Stadium located in the capital city of Addis Ababa. They are currently ranked 95th in the world according to the FIFA World Rankings and 26th in CAF.[3] The team is currently led by head coach [[Mariano Barreto] who has been at the helm since November 2014. Under the previous Coach Sewnet Bishaw, the team has succeeded in qualifying for the 2013 African Cup of Nations after a 31 year absence.[2]

Ethiopia was one of only three teams (along with Egypt and Sudan) to participate in the inaugural Africa Cup of Nations in 1957. It won the competition in 1962 and while it was also the host; however, success has been elusive since the end of the 1960s.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

Ethiopia has a long football tradition and was among the pioneers of international competition in Africa, playing its first international match in 1947, defeating French Somaliland 5–0.[4] The EFF joined FIFA in 1952[2] and the Confederation of African Football in 1957.[5] The team took part in the inaugural African Nations Cup in 1957, where it finished second.[6] In 1959, Ethiopia entered the 1962 World Cup qualification for the first time and faced Israel in the second round after a bye. The team lost both games; and with an aggregate score of 2–4 was knocked out of the competition.[4]

The team won the African tournament on home soil, in 1962.[7] Nine countries entered the competition, including the reigning champions United Arab Republic, meaning for the first time a qualification tournament was required. As with previous tournaments, the finals only included four teams. United Arab Republic, as holders, and Ethiopia as hosts, qualified automatically meaning each needed to play only one game to reach the final. Ethiopia won the tournament for the first time after extra time in the final. Mengistu Worku and Abdelfattah Badawi both had three goals each, but the award itself was given to Worku because his team had won the title.[8] This was the greatest feat ever achieved by the Ethiopian National team, and the only African Cup of Nations title it has ever won. Luciano Vassalo was the team's captain,[9] and the coach was Ydnekatchew Tessema.[citation needed]

In 1963 African Cup of Nations they finished fourth, after losing the third place battle against United Arab Republic.[citation needed] 1965 African Cup of Nations was even more of a disappointment for Ethiopia, as national team was eliminated in group phase by Tunisia and Senegal, finishing at the bottom of group, with only one scored goal.[citation needed]

Next African Cup of Nations was in 1968, again on home soil, and the team won third place after losing to Democratic Republic of the Congo.[citation needed] But two years later, the team went through real disaster, as they finished at the bottom of the group phase, with goal difference 3–12.[citation needed] The worse was yet to come for Ethiopia as they didn't qualify for the 1972 African Cup of Nations at all, losing to Kenya in the qualifying tournament with a 0–3 aggregate.[citation needed] Almost the same thing happened for the 1974 African Cup of Nations. This time they were eliminated by Tanzania.[citation needed]

Ethiopia hosted the Nations Cup tournament in 1976, but failed to progress to the final four, finishing third in the group, behind Guinea and Egypt.[citation needed] In 1977, they played Mauritius in the qualifiers for the 1978 African Cup of Nations. After 4–2 win on aggregate, they had to play Uganda. After 0–0 from the first match, Uganda won the second match, 2–1, and progressed to the final tournament.[citation needed] They also missed 1980 African Cup of Nations. Ethiopia last qualified for the tournament in 1982, under coach Mengistu Worku, legendary former player.[citation needed]

Later history[edit]

Earlier success in CECAFA Cup (2001–2007)[edit]

Main article: CECAFA Cup

In the 2001 CECAFA Cup, Ethiopia beat Zanzibar 5–0[10] and tied 1–1 with Rwanda B[11] to advance to the quarterfinals against Burundi.[12] After a 2–2 tie in regulation, they beat Burundi 5–4 in penalty kicks.[13] Ethiopia went on to beat Rwanda A 1–0[14] in the semi-finals and Kenya 2–1[15] in the finals to win the championship for the first time since 1987.[16] Because of their success in 2001 with Asrat Haile at the helm, Ethiopia jumped 17 spots in FIFA rankings from 155th to 138th.[17][18] Despite their success, the EFF chose to replace Asrat with German coach Jochen Figge in August 2002.[19]

In the 2002 CECAFA Cup, Ethiopia failed to qualify past the group stage of the competition; they lost all four of their games against Zanzibar,[20] Uganda,[21] Somalia, and Rwanda.[22] In 2003 CECAFA Cup, Ethiopia withdrew just before the start of the tournament. The competition only had six participating countries with Burundi, Djibouti, Somalia, and Tanzania also choosing not to participate.[23][24] The EFF fired Figge in May 2003, even though the team had won two games and was second in their group in the 2004 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. Then assistant coach, Asrat Haile was appointed interim coach.[25] Ethiopia failed to qualify by 3 points with a loss in the final game in Guinea.[26] Asrat was soon replaced by Seyoum Kebede whose tenure with the "Walias" was also short lived.

The next challenge was the 2004 CECAFA Cup in Addis Ababa. There were 9 teams in regional tournament: Burundi, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and Somalia.[27] Ethiopia was led by captain Zewdu Bekele,[citation needed] and again by coach Asrat Haile who was recalled to the position a mere two weeks before the beginning of the tournament.[28] After defeating Burundi, tying with Rwanda and beating Tanzania, and Zanzibar, the team advanced to the semi-finals for the first time since 2001. Ethiopia advanced to the championship after a dramatic nail-biting penalty shootout with Kenya.[27] The team went on to beat Burundi 3–0 and win the 2004 CECAFA Cup on Dec 25, 2004.[29][30] That night, people all across Addis Ababa sang and danced in the streets.[citation needed]

The Ethiopian national team was the champion of same competition again in 2005, in Kigali, Rwanda.[31] This time coached by Sewnet Bishaw—after a 0–0 draw with Uganda and a 3–1 victory over Sudan—Ethiopia thrashed Djibouti in a 6–0 victory.[32] They then went on to beat Somalia 3–1. Semi-finals saw Ethiopia whip Zanzibar 4–0, with Fikru Tefera scoring a hat-trick. In the final match, Andualem Negusse's goal allowed Ethiopia to take the cup again with a 1–0 win over Rwanda.[33]

The Ethiopian team did not fare as well in the next three appearances at the CECAFA Cup. At the 2006 CECAFA Cup in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia lost to Tanzania[34] but beat Djibouti and Malawi in the group stage to advance to the quarterfinals against Zambia.[35][36] They lost 0–1 with a very late goal by Zambia's Jonas Sakuwaha in the 87th minute of the game.[37] On Dec 6, a CECAFA emergency committee made the extraordinary decision to have the match replayed because referee Issa Kagabi (Rwanda) supposedly had whistled the end of the match prematurely. Zambia announced they would refuse to play Ethiopia again. CECAFA secretary general Nicholas Musonye—not present at the emergency committee meeting—threatened that he'd cancel the entire tournament should match be replayed. Ethiopian Football Federation declined to have the match replayed and graciously withdrew from the tournament.[38]

At 2007 CECAFA Cup, Ethiopia suffered a 1–3 loss to Zanzibar and a hard-fought 0–0 draw with Sudan in which they failed to produce a goal despite star Fikru Tefera's call up.[39] This was enough to eliminate Ethiopia from the tournament.[40] Being kicked out of the tournament early, the young and inexperienced Ethiopian squad faced a more uncertain future.

Suspension and reinstatement (2008–2009)[edit]

In the 2008 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, Ethiopia finished bottom of their group after losing their last two games.

In July 2008, a FIFA Emergency Committee decided to suspend the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) due to their failure to comply with the road map agreed upon in February 2008 by FIFA, CAF and EFF in order to normalize the federation.[41] The road map was established in Feb 2008 following the dismissal of the country's football federation president Ashebir Woldegiorgis by the countries authorities. One of the main points of the road map was the organization of an "extraordinary general assembly" to deal with the "motion of dismissal". In addition, the EFF offices were to be handed over to the recognized leadership of the federation.[42][43]

The suspension of the EFF came into force on July 29, 2008, the day on which the federation had officially been notified of its suspension. Ethiopia played four group level matches in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification before FIFA announced the immediate suspension of the Ethiopian Football Federation. On September 12, 2008, FIFA excluded the Ethiopian team from the 2010 World Cup qualifiers and the results of their matches were cancelled.[44] Ethiopia's exclusion from the World Cup also led to their exclusion from the Africa Cup of Nations. While it was not clear if the team was also explicitly excluded from the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, their failure to complete the remaining fixtures effectively eliminated them from the tournament because the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification was also used to determine the qualification for 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.[45] The team also missed the 2008 CECAFA Cup due to this suspension.[46]

In July 2009, the EFF was reinstated after organizing the extraordinary general assembly and electing new leaders as instructed by FIFA. FIFA's executive committee had voted a month before to lift the suspension so long as that EFF organized and chaired an elective general assembly.[47] FIFA confirmed that it was satisfied with the election.[48]

Continued troubles (2009–2011)[edit]

At the 2009 CECAFA Cup, Ethiopia defeated Djibouti 5–0,[49] but lost 0–1 to Zambia and 0–2 to Kenya, thus finishing third in the group and getting eliminated from the regional tournament.[50]

At the 2010 CECAFA Cup, in Tanzania, Ethiopia was in Group C with Uganda, Kenya and Malawi. After the 1–2 loss to Uganda,[51] Ethiopia beat Kenya 2–1 and came to a 1–1 draw with Malawi. Next opponent was Zambia, and Ethiopia won 2–1 by two goals. [52][53] In semi-finals however, they lost to Ivory Coast 0–1.[54] In the third-place battle to follow, they lost 3–4 to Uganda to come in fourth place in the tournament.[55] Tournament’s star players and goal scorers were Shimelis Bekele of Awassa City and Oumed Oukri of Defence Force.[citation needed] The team had exceeded fans’ expectations by reaching the semi-final stage.[citation needed]

In April 2011, the Ethiopian Football Federation fired national coach Iffy Onuora – just 9 months after he took charge of the Ethiopian national football team. Ethiopian Football Federation cited disciplinary grounds for his dismissal just a month after the team’s 4–0 defeat at the hands of the Nigerian Green Eagles in Group B of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification in Abuja.[56] The Ethiopian national team had played 11 matches during coach Onuora’s tenure, winning 4, drawing in 1 and losing 6 matches. The team scored 12 goals and conceded 21 goals in those matches.[citation needed]

In May 2011, the EFF appointed former Zimbabwe and Namibia manager Tom Saintfiet as coach in place of Iffy Onuora.[57] However, Tom Saintfiet left his job as Ethiopia's national soccer coach after just five months, citing broken promises for his departure.[58] Saintfiet had been in charge for three 2012 African Cup of Nations qualification matches, including a 2–2 draw with Nigeria that contributed to the Super Eagles missing out on 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.[58]

Recent successes (2012 – present)[edit]

2013 African Cup of Nations[edit]

Qualification[edit]

In the qualification for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, Ethiopia tied 1–1 with Benin after a goalless draw in the first leg at home to progress to the last round of qualification because of the away goals rule.[59] In the last round of qualification, Ethiopia came to a 5–5 draw in aggregate score against Sudan, but passed to the championships again due to the away goals rule.[60] This is the first time that Ethiopia has qualified to the Africa Cup of Nations in 31 years, and it opens a new chapter in Ethiopian sports history.[61]


1–1 on aggregate. Ethiopia won on the away goals rule and qualified for the second round.

5–5 on aggregate. Ethiopia won on the away goals rule and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Burkina Faso 3 1 2 0 5 1 +4 5
 Nigeria 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
 Zambia 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
 Ethiopia 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
Key to colours
Top two placed teams advance to the quarterfinals
Third and fourth placed teams are eliminated
      Win                   Draw                   Loss

2014 World Cup qualification[edit]

The Ethiopian national soccer team advanced to the CAF group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil with a 5–0 aggregate victory over Somalia. Ethiopia joined South Africa, Botswana and Central African Republic (CAR) in Group A.[62]

Ethiopia won 5–0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.

Group A[edit]

Ethiopia tied with South Africa away from home 1–1[64] and beat CAR at home 2–0[65] to top the group after the first two games. They beat Botswana twice, 1-0 on Mar 22, 2013 at home in Addis Ababa and 2-1 on Jun 7 in Botswana. However, the Jun 7 win was later awarded to Botswana by a score of 3-0 after it was discovered that Ethiopia fielded an ineligible player. They beat South Africa 2-1 on Jun 14 at home and secured Ethiopian advancement to the third round. They will play their last group game with CAR on Sept 6, 2013.[66] If the team wins third round home and away games, this would be the first ever FIFA World Cup qualification for Ethiopia.[67]


Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ethiopia 6 4 1 1 8 6 +2 13
 South Africa 6 3 2 1 12 5 +7 11
 Botswana 6 2 1 3 8 10 −2 7
 Central African Republic 6 1 0 5 5 12 −7 3
  Botswana Central African Republic Ethiopia South Africa
Botswana  3–2 3–0* 1–1
Central African Republic  2–0 1–2 0–3
Ethiopia  1–0 2–0 2–1
South Africa  4–1 2–0 1–1


Third Round[edit]

Ethiopia lost 4-1 on aggregate and failed to qualify for the world cup.

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations :
  • 1 time Champion (1962)
  • 1 time runner-ups (1957)
  • 1 time third place finish (1959)
  • 2 time fourth place finish (1963, 1968)
CECAFA Cup :

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score Scorers for Ethiopia Competition
29 February 2012 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Benin 0–0 2013 CAF Qualifying
3 June 2012 Rustenburg, South Africa  South Africa 1–1 Saladin S. Goal 28' 2014 FIFA World Cup CAF qualification
10 June 2012 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Central African Republic 2–0 Saladin S. Goal 38'88' 2014 FIFA World Cup CAF qualification
17 June 2012 Cotonou, Benin  Benin 1–1 Adane G. Goal 45' 2013 CAF Qualifying
8 September 2012 Khartoum, Sudan  Sudan 3–5 Getaneh K. Goal 14', Adane G. Goal 50',
Seyoum T. Goal 69'
2013 CAF Qualifying
14 September 2012 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Sudan 2–0 Adane G. Goal 70', Saladin S., Goal 72' 2013 CAF Qualifying
24 November 2012 Kampala, Uganda  South Sudan 1–0 Yonathan K. Goal 60' 2012 CECAFA Cup
27 November 2012 Kampala, Uganda  Uganda 0–1 2012 CECAFA Cup
30 November 2012 Kampala, Uganda  Kenya 1–3 Elias M. Goal 30' 2012 CECAFA Cup
4 December 2012 Kampala, Uganda  Uganda 0–2 2012 CECAFA Cup
30 December 2012 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Niger 1–0 Getaneh K. Goal 39' Friendly match
7 January 2013 Al Wakrah, Qatar  Tunisia 1–1 Saladin S. Goal 64' [69] Friendly match
11 January 2013 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Tanzania 2–1 Fuad I. Goal 13', Shimelis B. Goal 63'[70][71] Friendly match
21 January 2013 Nelspruit, South Africa  Zambia 1–1 Adane G. Goal 65' 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
25 January 2013 Nelspruit, South Africa  Burkina Faso 0–4 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
29 January 2013 Rustenburg, South Africa  Nigeria 0–2 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
24 March 2013 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Botswana 1–0 Getaneh K. Goal 88' 2014 FIFA World Cup CAF qualification
25 May 2013 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Sudan 2–0 Saladin B. Goal 73', Addis H. Goal 87' Friendly match
8 June 2013 Lobatse, Botswana  Botswana 0–3 Getaneh K. Goal 33', Saladin S. Goal 45' 2014 FIFA World Cup CAF qualification
16 June 2013 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  South Africa 2–1 Getaneh K. Goal 43' 2014 FIFA World Cup CAF qualification
14 July 2013 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Rwanda 1–0 Megersa Goal 11' 2014 African Nations Championship qualification
27 July 2013 Kigali, Rwanda  Rwanda 0–1
(6–5 p)
2014 African Nations Championship qualification
7 September 2013 Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo  Central African Republic 2–1 Saladin S. Goal 48', Minyahil T. Goal 61' 2014 FIFA World Cup CAF qualification
13 October 2013 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Nigeria 1–2 Assefa Goal 57' 2014 FIFA World Cup CAF qualification
16 November 2013 Calabar, Nigeria  Nigeria 0–2 2014 FIFA World Cup CAF qualification
21 January 2014 Abuja, Nigeria  Nigeria 1–2 Agbim Goal 72' (o.g.) Friendly match
13 January 2014 Bloemfontein, South Africa  Libya 0–2 2014 African Nations Championship
17 January 2014 Bloemfontein, South Africa  Congo 0–1 2014 African Nations Championship
21 January 2014 Bloemfontein, South Africa  Ghana 0–1 2014 African Nations Championship
3 August 2014 Luanda, Angola  Angola 0–1 Friendly match

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the friendly match against Angola on 3 August 2014.
Caps and goals current as of 3 August 2014 after the game against Angola. All caps/goals against FIFA members only.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Sisay Bancha (1989-08-24) 24 August 1989 (age 25) 10 0 Ethiopia Dedebit
2DF Birhanu Bogale (1986-02-27) 27 February 1986 (age 28) 25 1 Ethiopia Dedebit
2DF Toke Galwak James (1994-07-02) 2 July 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Ethiopia Ethiopian Coffee
2DF Shimelis Tegne (1991-01-16) 16 January 1991 (age 23) 1 0 Ethiopia Bishoftu City
3MF Shimelis Bekele (1990-10-17) 17 October 1990 (age 23) 31 7 Sudan Al-Merrikh
3MF Asrat Megersa (1987-06-20) 20 June 1987 (age 27) 22 1 Ethiopia Dashen Beer
3MF Behailu Assefa (1989-12-30) 30 December 1989 (age 24) 19 1 Ethiopia Saint George
3MF Salahadin Bargicho (1994-05-31) 31 May 1994 (age 20) 8 1 Ethiopia Saint George
3MF Mentsenot Adane (1993-05-28) 28 May 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Ethiopia Saint George
3MF Taddele Mengesha (1987-04-01) 1 April 1987 (age 27) 2 0 Ethiopia Dedebit
3MF Fitsum Teklehaimanot (1987-02-15) 15 February 1987 (age 27) 2 0 Ethiopia Saint George
3MF Tadesse Zeleke 1 0 Unattached
4FW Adane Girma (Captain) (1985-06-25) 25 June 1985 (age 29) 46 8 Ethiopia Saint George
4FW Fikru Teferra (1986-01-24) 24 January 1986 (age 28) 30 8 South Africa Milano United
4FW Ephrem Ashamo (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 19) 4 0 Ethiopia Ethiopian Coffee
4FW Dukele Dawa Hotessa 1 0 Unattached

Recent Callups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Ethiopia squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jemal Tassew (1989-04-27) 27 April 1989 (age 25) 13 0 Ethiopia Ethiopian Coffee 2014 African Nations Championship
GK Dereje Alemu (1990-04-30) 30 April 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Ethiopia Dashen Beer 2014 African Nations Championship
GK Tariku Getnet (1994-12-03) 3 December 1994 (age 19) 0 0 Ethiopia Dedebit 2014 African Nations Championship
GK Samson Assefa (1988-12-01) 1 December 1988 (age 25) 6 0 Ethiopia Saint George v.  Nigeria, 13 October 2013
DF Degu Debebe (1984-03-19) 19 March 1984 (age 30) 51 0 Ethiopia Saint George 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Abebaw Butako (1987-04-20) 20 April 1987 (age 27) 36 0 Ethiopia Saint George 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Alula Girma (1993-07-15) 15 July 1993 (age 21) 28 0 Ethiopia Saint George 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Aynalem Hailu (1986-10-12) 12 October 1986 (age 27) 24 0 Ethiopia Dashen Beer 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Seyoum Tesfaye (1989-12-19) 19 December 1989 (age 24) 19 1 Ethiopia Dedebit 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Biyadiglign Elyas (1988-05-24) 24 May 1988 (age 26) 14 0 Ethiopia Saint George 2014 African Nations Championship
DF Moges Tadesse (1993-06-28) 28 June 1993 (age 21) 6 0 Ethiopia Ethiopian Coffee v.  Nigeria, 16 November 2013
MF Minyahil Teshome (1985-11-13) 13 November 1985 (age 28) 21 1 Ethiopia Saint George 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Fasika Asfaw (1986-04-27) 27 April 1986 (age 28) 3 0 Ethiopia Ethiopian Coffee 2014 African Nations Championship
MF Addis Hintsa (1987-06-30) 30 June 1987 (age 27) 15 1 Sudan Al-Ahly Shendi v.  Nigeria, 16 November 2013
MF Medhane Tadesse (1987-11-11) 11 November 1987 (age 26) 0 0 Ethiopia Defence v.  Nigeria, 13 October 2013
FW Oumed Oukri (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 23) 29 9 Egypt Al-Ittihad 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Dawit Fekadu (1986-04-29) 29 April 1986 (age 28) 10 0 Ethiopia Dedebit 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Manaye Fantu (1990-09-24) 24 September 1990 (age 23) 1 0 Ethiopia Defence 2014 African Nations Championship
FW Saladin Said (1988-10-29) 29 October 1988 (age 25) 21 11 Egypt Al-Ahly v.  Nigeria, 16 November 2013
FW Getaneh Kebede (1992-05-02) 2 May 1992 (age 22) 19 7 South Africa Bidvest Wits v.  Nigeria, 16 November 2013

List of coaches[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Due to the lack of security in Mogadishu, Somalia's home game was played at a neutral venue. An earlier Somali request for the match to be played in Nairobi was rejected by FIFA due to a ban on international matches being played in Kenya.[63]
  2. ^ FIFA awarded Botswana a 3–0 win as a result of Ethiopia fielding the ineligible player Minyahil Teshome. The match originally ended 2–1 to Ethiopia.[68]

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