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Fifa says Sudan, Chad game is on

Burnt-out vehicles in Omdurman
There was violence in Omdurman over the weekend

Fifa says that Sudan's 2010 World Cup qualifier against Chad will go ahead as scheduled on 31 May.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir broke off diplomatic relations with Chad after an attack on Khartoum at the weekend.

He blames Chad for backing the rebel group from Darfur which carried out the attack.

But football's world governing body insists that this will not affect the match, to be played in Omdurman.

"Preparations for this match are on track," said Fifa spokesman Nicolas Maingot said.

"We are in contact with the Sudan Football Association who are hosting the game."

Sudan and Chad are Group 10 of the joint 2010 World Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers, along with Mali and Congo.

see also
Chad free to play in qualifiers
07 May 08 |  African

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