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UPDATED: 11:03, June 08, 2006
Nations to launch joint appeal to FIFA
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Zimbabwe, Malawi and Morocco will launch a joint appeal to FIFA, the world soccer ruling body, this week for a review of the draw for the 2008 Nations Cup qualification.

The three countries, who were placed in Group 12, wants to take advantage of the FIFA Congress in Germany to press for a change of the qualification rules, local newspaper The Herald reported on Wednesday.

The group is the only one that does not give the runners-up a chance to qualify for the 2008 Nations Cup finals to be held in Ghana.

Forty-seven teams will take part in the qualifiers which get underway on September 3-5 and end on September 7-9 next year.

Malawi and Zimbabwe have been strongly opposed to the decision by the Confederation of African Football to throw them into a three-team group and the Malawians believe the issue should now be taken to the FIFA.

The three countries have their own delegation in Munich as the FIFA Congress brings together all the member associations.

Source: Xinhua

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