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Algeria Willing To Host 2017 Cup Of Nations If CAF Disqualifies Libya Due To Violence

Algeria is set to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations should Libya be disqualified by the Confederation of African Football following "ongoing violence in the country," according to SUPERSPORT. Algeria Football Federation President Mohamed Raouraoua said that his country has the "required infrastructure to organise the continental showpiece if called upon at any time" by CAF. Raouraoua: "Algeria is ready to replace Libya in hosting the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. ... But we are not at that stage yet because CAF's Executive Committee will discuss the situation in Libya during their next meeting in September." Libya is scheduled to host the '17 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations but "renewed armed violence between rebel groups in the capital Tripoli and second largest city Benghazi" could force CAF to move the event elsewhere (SUPERSPORT, 8/19).