Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium
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Morocco national football team
Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium (Arabic: المجمع الرياضي الأمير مولاي عبد الله) is a multi-purpose stadium in Rabat, Morocco. It is named after Prince Moulay Abdellah of Morocco. It was built in 1983 and is the home ground of Association sportive des FAR. It is currently used mostly for football matches and it can also stage athletics. The stadium holds 52,000. Since 2008 it is host of the Meeting International Mohammed VI d'Athlétisme de Rabat. It was a confirmed venue for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations until Morocco was stripped of its hosting rights. Morocco asked for the Africa Cup of Nations to be postponed because of fear of the Ebola pandemic at that time affecting some African countries. The country was then ruled out as a host of the international competition. The Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium was also a venue for the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup. The venue was planned to be one of the host stadiums for the unsuccessful bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. It was intended to host Quarter-final matches if Morocco had of been awarded the World Cup.
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