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Morocco vs Liberia AFCON qualifying match postponed due to earthquake

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The Morocco vs. Liberia Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match scheduled for Saturday evening has been postponed because of the powerful earthquake that hit Morocco, the Moroccan Football Federation said in a statement.

“Following this great tragedy, the national football family extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and wishes a speedy recovery to all those injured,” according to the statement.

Morocco and Liberia were set to play in the final round of qualifiers for the finals of the African Cup of Nations at Stade d’Agadir in Agadir, Morocco. No makeup date was announced.

Morocco’s magical run in the 2022 FIFA World Cup broke records and inspired praise across the world.

Morocco earthquake death toll surpasses 2,000

The death toll for the Morocco earthquake has soared to more than 2,000, with a similar number of injured. 

The interior ministry says more than 1,400 have serious injuries, and the heaviest casualties are in provinces just south of Marrakesh. 

King Mohammed VI declared three days of national mourning and ordered shelter, food and other help for survivors.

Many people are spending a second night out in the open.