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Shocking solution expected from FIFA to save the African Cup of Nations

The fate of the 2022 African Cup of Nations scheduled in Cameroon on January remains unclear, owing to a lack of agreement on when the tournament should be held and coronavirus complications.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced holding the African Cup of Nations from January 9 to February 6, amid a refusal from the European clubs to send their players in light of the fears about the omicron variant spreading across African nations.

On Sunday evening, the Executive Office of the Confederation of African Football will hold an important meeting in the presence of the Swiss Gianni Infantino in order to resolve the issue.

According to sources, Infantino is expected to present two solutions to the executive office of the CAF in order to save the tournament.

The first is to postpone it, and the second solution is to hold the tournament without professional players in Europe.

This idea came to the first official in FIFA after the great success that took place in FIFA Arab Cup 2021, despite being held without professional players from European clubs.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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