Sudan is playing the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers at home
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) approved the Al-Hilal stadium in Omdurman to host the Sudanese national team matches in the 2022 World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers, after the Sudanese national team was threatening to play its matches abroad; Because its stadiums do not conform to FIFA standards.
During the previous period, Al-Hilal Stadium witnessed maintenance and rehabilitation work so that the stadium meets the standards, as it is the lowest of Sudanese stadiums that CAF made observations about, compared to the two stadiums of Al-Merrikh Stadium and Khartoum Stadium. .
The most prominent remarks of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) were the problem of lighting the Al-Hilal stadium and its lack of conformity with the specifications, in sympathy for its stopping more than once during the matches of the Sudanese Al-Hilal team in the African Champions League, which prompted the African Union not to grant approval to play matches at night, due to lack of Solve the lighting problem.
Although the African Union approved Al-Hilal stadium to host the Sudanese national team matches, it imposed a financial penalty on the Sudanese Federation and obligated it to pay 6 thousand US dollars, due to its emphasis on solving the lighting problem, as “CAF” allowed the match between Sudan and South Africa in the last round of qualifiers. Africa 2022 nations, but then discovered that the problem had not been addressed.
It is noteworthy that the Sudanese national team is in Group Nine of the African qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, alongside Morocco, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea Bissau.