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Football: CAF hits Mauritania with 3-year suspension

Nouakchott, Mauritania – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has suspended Mauritania for three years (2010-2013), following the country’s withdr a wal from the qualifiers for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN), to be held in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, according to the Mauritanian news agency, AMI.

The suspension from all competitions organized by CAF, however, affects only the senior national squad.

The 2012 CAN qualifiers began in September and the withdrawal of Mauritania reduced the group to which it belonged to three squads, including Burkina Faso, The Gambia and Namibia.

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