FIFA, the world football governing body, announced that it canceled Ethiopia's upcoming world cup qualifier game with Morocco which was scheduled for September 7 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. FIFA suspended Ethiopia's Football Federation (EFA) last month in a dispute over the dismissal of the EFA's leaders.
Ethiopia was in third place with 6 points in Group 8 for the World Cup qualifier from Africa. In its last game in Addis Abba, Ethiopia's national football, the Waliya's trashed Mauritania 6-1 last June.
The suspension of Ethiopia from FIFA is a major blow for the football crazy country. Ethiopia has slipped in the FIFA rankings recently, which is now placed 107th in the world.