African Cup of Nations To Continue Amid Omicron Concerns

African Cup of Nations organizers insist the tournament will begin as planned in Cameroon
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YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon (AP) — African Cup of Nations organizers insist the tournament will begin as planned in Cameroon despite the fast-spreading omicron variant adding to an extensive list of concerns.

Perhaps the biggest doubts now are when national teams will have their full 28-man squads to prepare for Africa’s biggest football event early next month.

European clubs have been threatening not to send any players at all after raising doubts about coronavirus health protocols put in place by the Confederation of African Football.

Now the organization representing the world’s leading domestic leagues says teams shouldn’t have to release players until January 3, a week later than stipulated by FIFA and only six days before the tournament begins. Read more.

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