FIFA postpones Yemen's Olympic qualifying soccer game

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 18, 2011 21:00

ZURICH  — Soccer's ruling body on Friday postponed Yemen's home qualifying game for the 2012 Olympics against Singapore because of anti-government protests.

FIFA said it agreed with the Asian Football Confederation to delay Wednesday's scheduled first-leg match by one week until March 2.

FIFA says the game could be switched to a neutral country if security "does not clearly improve in the next days." FIFA says the game must be played in a "totally safe and secure environment."


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