New hosts for the 2015 African Nations Cup will be named within three days after Morocco was ruled out amid fears of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said.
Morocco was thrown out of the 2015 African Cup of Nations and stripped of its hosting rights Tuesday after refusing to commit to the scheduled dates early next year because of fears over Ebola.
The United Arab Emirates has joined Bahrain in pulling out of the 2015 men's World Handball Championships in Qatar in an apparent political boycott.
Morocco has failed to meet a deadline to confirm it will go ahead with the hosting of January's African Nations Cup finals, throwing the 2015 tournament into jeopardy amid fears over the spread of the Ebola virus.
Chelsea came from behind to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield as they maintained their unbeaten start to the season and stretched their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi equalled the Champions League scoring record of 71 goals when he struck for the second time in the 76th minute of his side's 2-0 win over Ajax.
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