Libya
Nickname(s)The Mediterranean Knights
AssociationLibyan Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNAF (North Africa)
Head coachJavier Clemente
CaptainFaisal Al Badri
Most capsAhmed Saad (108)
Top scorerAli Al-Biski (35)
Home stadiumTripoli Stadium
FIFA codeLBY
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 119 Steady (27 May 2021)[1]
Highest36 (September 2012)
Lowest187 (July 1997)
First international
 Egypt 10–2 Libya 
(Alexandria, Egypt; July 29, 1953)
Biggest win
 Libya 21–0 Muscat and Oman

(Baghdad, Iraq; April 6, 1966)
Biggest defeat
 Egypt 10–2 Libya 
(Alexandria, Egypt; July 29, 1953)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances3 (first in 1982)
Best resultRunner-up (1982)

The Libya national football team (Arabic: منتخب ليبيا لكرة القدم‎) represents Libya in men's international association football and it is controlled by the Libyan Football Federation. The team has never qualified for FIFA World Cups in history but has qualified for three Africa Cup of Nations: 1982, 2006, and 2012. In 1982, the team was both the host and runner-up. In the Arab Cup, Libya finished second in 1964 and 2012, and third in the 1966. The team is affiliated with both FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Libya is typically less successful in international competition compared to other North African teams like Algeria, Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia. This is due to political reasons, as Libyan football was always largely affected by politics, especially during the Gaddafi era. Libya has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup and its participation in AFCON is sporadic, having only qualified for three AFCON editions.

Since 2010s, Libya's global ranking has improved due to the increasing number of Libyan players playing in foreign leagues. In the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, the team recorded their first-ever win in the tournament outside Libya. Their FIFA world ranking rose to a high of 36 in September 2012; Libya then won a gold medal in the 2014 African Nations Championship. However, the Libyan Civil War caused the stoppage of the Libyan Premier League and severely disrupted domestic affairs. Libya was eliminated in the first round of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification by Rwanda and failed to qualify for the 2016 African Nations Championship as the defending champions.

History

Early history

Libya's national team was first initiated in 1918, but did not play an official international until 3 August 1953, when they defeated Palestine 5–2 in the first Pan Arab Games in 1953. The team's first manager was Masoud Zantouny, and the first foreign manager was Englishman James Bingham, who took charge of the Libyan national team for the 1961 Pan Arab Games. The first player ever to score for the Libyan national team in an official international was Mukhtar Ghonaay.

The first penalty ever scored by a member of the national team was in the 1953 Pan Arab Games group stage; in the match against Egypt, Ali Zantouny scored in the 3–2 defeat. The national team's first participation in the Arab Cup was in 1964, the second edition of the competition, held in Kuwait.

The first ever player to score for the Libyan national team in a non-official international was Mustapha Makki in a warm-up friendly played prior to the 1953 Pan Arab Games tournament, played against Palestine in Alexandria in 1952. The national team's first attempt to qualify for an Olympic football tournament was in 1967, where they played their first qualification match against Niger in an attempt to qualify for the 1968 Olympic football tournament in Mexico City.

World Cups

Libya first entered the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in 1970. Their early attempts failed, but during the 1980s the national side strengthened. The country's geopolitical position, however, affected the football team, who had to withdraw from qualifying for the 1982 and 1990 World Cups.

Libya came closest to qualifying for the World Cup in 1986. They came to within a game of reaching the finals in Mexico. After winning their match against Sudan in their first game, the Libyans beat Ghana in the next round before taking on Morocco for a place at the finals. Morocco won the first game 3–0 and went through, even though Libya won the return leg 1–0.

After not entering the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup competition, Libya came back in the qualifying competition for Korea/Japan. The Libyans advanced to the second round at the expense of Mali, who were beaten 4–3 on aggregate. In the group stage, Libya managed only two draws in eight games.

In the qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, a 9–0 two-legged victory against São Tome and Principe put the Libyans through to the group stage. Libyan player Al-Saadi Gaddafi was banned from the team after failing drug test.

A difficult group followed containing Egypt, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, the eventual group winners and qualifiers for the World Cup. However, The Knights were able to secure good results against these sides, as they beat Egypt 2–1 in Tripoli, and held Cameroon and Ivory Coast to 0–0 draws, helping them to a 4th-place finish and a place at the 2006 African Cup of Nations finals in Egypt.

During the qualifying campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Libya defeated each side in the second round during home matches (they also defeated Lesotho away). However they were defeated by Gabon in an away match, and failed to qualify to the next round on goal difference.

In the qualifying campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Libya reached the final match in the group stage without a defeat. They were defeated 1–0 by Cameroon and failed to advance to the final round.

In the qualifying campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Libya defeated Rwanda 4–1 on aggregate in the second round but were eliminated after losing the first three matches in the group stages.

African Cup Of Nations

Libya 1982

The biggest football tournament to be held in Libya was the 1982 African Cup of Nations. Libya qualified automatically as hosts and were put in a group alongside Ghana, Cameroon and Tunisia. The opening match of the tournament saw the hosts take on Ghana in Tripoli in a 2–2 draw. A 2–0 win over Tunisia and a goalless draw against Cameroon saw Libya topping the group.

In the semi-finals, Libya came from behind to beat Zambia 2–1 and set up another match with Ghana, this time in the final on 19 March. Ghana scored first in the 35th minute, but Libya equalised in the 70th. This was followed by a tense period of extra time in which no goals were scored. In a long penalty shootout, Ghana came out triumphant 7–6.[3]

Egypt 2006

Libya's second African Cup of Nations saw a return to the higher levels of the international footballing scene at the 2006 African Cup of Nations finals in Egypt. They qualified for the competition after a goalless draw with Sudan in their ninth qualifying match.

Libya were drawn in Group A with Egypt (the hosts and eventual winners), 2006 World Cup-qualifiers Ivory Coast and Morocco. Libya lost 3–0 to Egypt in Cairo, then lost 2–1 to Ivory Coast. A goalless draw against Morocco saw Libya finish bottom of the group.

Post-Gaddafi era

Libya played its first match after the Battle of Tripoli (and thus the end of the Gaddafi era in Libya) on 3 September 2011, with a new uniform sporting the National Transitional Council flag of Libya.

The match, part of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign, resulted in a 1–0 victory over Mozambique. The historic goal was scored by Rabee'a al Laafi. Like Libya's previous home match, a 3–0 defeat of Comoros in qualifying, played in Stade 26 mars in Bamako, Mali, a relocation was necessary due to the ongoing Libyan Civil War, and so the Petro Sport Stadium in Cairo, Egypt became the venue. The match was played behind closed doors for security reasons.[4]

Prior to the team's final game in the qualification campaign, against Zambia, coach Marcos Paquetá claimed that the team was now "not only playing for football success but for a new government and a new country".[5] The match was played on 8 October 2011, and resulted in a 0–0 draw which was good enough for both teams to qualify. Paquetá and his team danced and celebrated afterwards.[6]

In November 2011 the team travelled to the United Arab Emirates to play a friendly match against Belarus organized by FIFA and broadcast Dubai Sports. The team members, along with the Libyan national chess team, also attended an event at the Libyan Consulate in Dubai organized to honour their contribution to their country in the field of sports.[7]

On 7 June 2013, Libya met DR Congo in its first match on home ground in two years.

2012 Africa Cup of Nations

Having qualified, Libya were drawn into Group A with co-hosts Equatorial Guinea, qualification rivals Zambia and pre-tournament favourites Senegal.

The Mediterranean Knights' first game, the tournament's opening match, saw them lose to an 87th-minute winner from ex-Real Madrid winger Javier Ángel Balboa. Libya went on to secure a 2–2 draw with Zambia in terrible conditions at the Estadio de Bata, before two goals from Ihaab al Bousseffi guided them to a 2–1 victory over Senegal, their first Nations Cup win in 30 years and a first on foreign soil. After four points from three games Libya was eliminated at the group stage.

2014 African Nations Championship Final

Libya played Ghana in the 2014 CHAN final. Extra time was given (two 15 minutes), however both teams failed to score. It was taken to penalty shootouts, where the Libyan team scored the first three penalties, missed two others and scored the final sixth and their Ghanaian opponents missed the first two, scored the next three then missed the final sixth penalty (resulting in 3 penalties scored). The match finished (0–0) and was won by the Mediterranean Knights by penalties (4–3).

Coaching crisis

After Javier Clemente's dismissal in 2016, Jalal Damja took over the national team. He left in 2017 after his contract expired. Omar Almaryami was later appointed as coach and led Libya to the semi-finals of the 2018 African Nations Championship. After Libya's elimination by Morocco, Adel Amrouche was appointed in May 2018. His goal was to help Libya qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He led Libya to a 0–0 draw against South Africa away from home. However, days before Libya's match against Nigeria, Amrouche suddenly left the team's camp and later resigned. During an interview with Reuters, Amrouche said that the reason for his resignation was that the Libyan Football Federation was repeatedly interfering with his work as a coach. He also cited unpaid wages as a reason for his resignation.

Omar Almaryami was again appointed as a caretaker coach of Libya. The team lost twice to Nigeria (4–0 away, 3–2 home) and Almaryami was replaced by former striker Fawzi Al-Issawi, who led Libya to an 8–1 away win over Seychelles. However, Libya later lost to South Africa 2–1, and Libya failed to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. It was noted during the match that al-Issawi's assistant, Abu Bakr Bani was the one who made substitutions and instructed players, leaving many to wonder who was the actual coach.[citation needed]

After the match against South Africa, Jalal Damja was reappointed as the head coach for temporary matches in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification before Faouzi Benzarti was named as new coach of Libya. Under Benzarti, Libya opened their campaign with a disastrous 1–4 loss to Tunisia, the home of Benzarti, before managed to salvage an important 2–1 win over Tanzania to gain hope for qualifying to an AFCON tournament since 2012. Yet, managerial crisis once again erupted when Benzarti left the team and Libya had to appoint a local coach, Ali El Margini, in charge against Equatorial Guinea, a team that had not won a single game in the qualification. Internal instability proved to be a rupture, as Libya lost two consecutive games against the Central African opponent and fell out of top two position. El Margini left after losing all three of his games in charge. He was replaced by Zoran Filipović, who led a team of domestic players into the 2020 African Nations Championship. Libya were eliminated in the group stage after two draws and a loss in three games. Defeats in their final two AFCON qualifiers saw Filipovic sacked in May 2021.[8] Javier Clemente was reappointed as head coach shortly afterwards.[9][10]

Kits

In the Gaddafi era the National team used to play its home matches wearing the green coloured kit representing the Flag of Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. However, after the Libyan Civil War in 2011, Libya changed its flag to the new one which was used from 1951 to 1969 back when Libya was a Kingdom. This change resulted in changing the national team's kit in order to represent the new flag. The team played its home matches with colours: Red, Black and Green (as in the flag). Red dominates the strip and is the sole jersey colour. The away colours were white in both eras. Since 2011, the LFF emblem and the national team's badge was changed into the current design. The previous badge was two balls in front of green coloured Libya's map which is also in front of a sun.

During late 2011 and early 2012 the Libyan team wore white jerseys temporarily in their qualification games and 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. However, in mid-2012 the team began to use red jerseys.

In 2014, Libya replaced the green socks worn by the players with black ones.

Adidas is the supplier of the official team strip.

Home stadium

Main article: Tripoli Stadium

Tripoli Stadium
Tripoli Stadium

The Tripoli Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Tripoli, Libya. It can hold 80,000 spectators.

It was the main venue used by the Libyan national football team in its FIFA World Cup and African Nations Cup qualifying matches as well as friendlies and other international games.

The stadium hosted many games of the 1982 African Cup of Nations held in Libya along with the 28 March Stadium in Benghazi.

The 28 March Stadium in Benghazi was also used by the national team sometimes.

FIFA lifted the ban on Libyan stadiums in 2013, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification. However, it was re-imposed in 2014 due to increased security concerns. The Libyan national team was forced to host games in neighboring countries such as Algeria, Morocco, Egypt or Tunisia (Tunisia the most popular choice due to its close distance to Libya).

Libya played their first home game since 2013 at the Martyrs of February Stadium in Benghazi against Tunisia on 25 March 2021.

Rivalries

Libya's only real rivalries are with its fellow North African footballing nations, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt and, mainly, Tunisia. Matches between Libya and any one of these opponents are highly charged encounters. Libya defeated Egypt 2–1 in a World Cup qualifier on 8 October 2004, the Pharaohs only managed to beat the Libyans on their own turf once. The rivalry was rekindled at the 2007 Pan Arab Games, where the teams drew 0–0; Egypt eventually claimed the gold medal on goal difference from the Libyans.

Libya also has a rivalry with Morocco. Libya's last win against Morocco was during the 1986 World Cup qualifiers, which Libya won 1–0.

Honours

Africa Cup of Nations:

Arab Cup:

African Nations Championship:

Competitive record

Palestine Cup of Nations

Main article: Palestine Cup of Nations

Recent schedule and results

Main article: Libya national football team results (2020–present)

The following is a list of match results from the previous 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

2020

11 October Friendly Libya  1–2  Comoros Tunis, Tunisia
Stadium: Stade El Menzah
Referee: Mehrez Malki
11 November 2021 AFCONQ Libya  2–3  Equatorial Guinea Cairo, Egypt
19:00 
Report
Stadium: Al Salam Stadium
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
15 November 2021 AFCONQ Equatorial Guinea  1–0  Libya Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
20:00 UTC+1 Salvador Goal 27' Report Stadium: Estadio de Malabo
Referee: Norman Matemera (Zimbabwe)

2021

17 January 2020 CHAN Libya  0–0  Niger Douala, Cameroon
17:00 UTC+1 Report Stadium: Japoma Stadium
Referee: Daniel Laryea (Ghana)
21 January 2020 CHAN Libya  1–1  DR Congo Douala, Cameroon
17:00 UTC+1 Al-Mehdi Goal 6' Report Masasi Goal 90+4' Stadium: Japoma Stadium
Referee: Boubou Traore (Mali)
25 January 2020 CHAN Congo  1–0  Libya Douala, Cameroon
20:00 UTC+1 Ngouenimba Goal 50' Report Stadium: Japoma Stadium
Referee: Sidi Alioum (Cameroon)
25 March 2021 AFCON Q Libya  2–5  Tunisia Benghazi, Libya
19:00 UTC+1 Ellafi Goal 22' Goal 54' Report Skhiri Goal 39'
Jaziri Goal 48' Goal 90+3'
Dräger Goal 51'
Ben Slimane Goal 84'
Stadium: Martyrs of February Stadium
Referee: Daouda Guèye (Senegal)
28 March 2021 AFCON Q Tanzania  1–0  Libya Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
16:00 UTC+3 Msuva Goal 45+2' Report Stadium: National Stadium
Referee: Hassan Mohamed Hagi (Somalia)
14 June Friendly Libya  0–1  Liberia Tunis, Tunisia
16:30 UTC+1 Report
Stadium: Stade Chedly Zouiten
Referee: Youssef Essrairi (Tunisia)
19 June 2021 FIFA Arab Cup Libya  v  Sudan Doha, Qatar
19:00 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium
Referee: Saoud Ali Al Adba (Qatar)
31 August 2022 WCQ 2R Libya  v  Gabon
4 September 2022 WCQ 2R Angola  v  Libya
5 October 2022 WCQ 2R Egypt  v  Libya
9 October 2022 WCQ 2R Libya  v  Egypt
10 November 2022 WCQ 2R Gabon  v  Libya
13 November 2022 WCQ 2R Libya  v  Angola

Managers

Name Period
1 Libya Massoud Zantouny 1953
2 Libya Salim Faraj Balteb 1957–1960
3 England James Benjeham 1961
4 England Billy Elliott 1961–1963
5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vojin Božović 1964–1965
6 England George Skinner 1965–1966
7 Algeria Mokhtar Arribi 1966–1967
8 England Keith Spurgeon 1967–1968
9 Libya Ali Zantouny 1968–1969
10 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milan Selbetishi 1969–1970
11 England George Ainsley 1970–1971
12 Romania Nicolae Oaidă 1971–1972
13 Libya Hassan Al-Amer 1972
14 Romania Titus Ozon 1972–1974
15 Libya Mohammed El-Khamisi (1) 1974–1975
16 Libya Abed Ali Al-Aqili 1975–1976
17 Libya Mohammed El-Khamisi (2) 1976–1977
18 Libya Ali Al-Zaqori 1977–1978
19 England Ron Bradley 1978–1980
20 Libya Mohammed El-Khamisi (3) 1980–1982
Name Period
21 Hungary Béla Gutal 1982
22 Romania Cicerone Manolache[11] 1983–1984
23 Libya Mohammed El-Khamisi (4) 1984
24 Libya Hashimi El-Bahlul (1) 1984–1986
25 Libya Mohammed El-Khamisi (5) 1988–1989
26 Libya Ahmed Ben Soueid 1989
27 Libya Hashimi El-Bahlul (2) 1991–1997
28 Romania Ion Moldovan 1998
29 Scotland Danny McLennan 1998
30 Italy Eugenio Bersellini 1998–1999
31 Argentina Carlos Bilardo 1999–2000
32 Argentina Miguel Angel Lemme 2000–2001
33 Italy Francesco Scoglio 2002
34 Croatia Ilija Lončarević (1) 2003–2004
35 Libya Mohammed El-Khamisi (6) 2004–2005
36 Croatia Ilija Lončarević (2) 2005–2006
37 Egypt Mohsen Saleh 2006
38 Libya Abou Bakr Bani 2006–2007
39 Tunisia Faouzi Benzarti (1) 2007–2009
40 Croatia Branko Ivanković 2009–2010
Name Period
41 Brazil Marcos Paquetá 2010–2012
42 Libya Abdul-Hafeedh Arbeesh 2012–2013
43 Spain Javier Clemente 2013–2016
44 Libya Jalal Damja 2016–2017
45 Algeria Adel Amrouche 2017–2018
46 Libya Fawzi Al-Issawi 2018–2019
47 Tunisia Faouzi Benzarti (2) 2019–2020
48 Montenegro Zoran Filipovic 2020–2021
49 Spain Javier Clemente (2) 2021–

Players

Current squad

See also: Libya international footballers

The following players were selected for the friendly against  Liberia on 14 June 2021 and the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup qualification match against  Sudan taking place on 19 June 2021.[12]

Caps and goals as of 14 June 2021, after the match against  Liberia.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Muhammad Nashnoush (1988-06-14) 14 June 1988 (age 33) 67 0 Libya Al-Ahli Tripoli
1GK Murad Al-Wuheeshi (1997-02-28) 28 February 1997 (age 24) 2 0 Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi
1GK Muad Allafi (2000-05-15) 15 May 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Libya Al-Ittihad

2DF Ahmed El Trbi (1992-06-06) 6 June 1992 (age 29) 53 0 Kuwait Kazma
2DF Motasem Sabbou (1993-08-20) 20 August 1993 (age 27) 52 2 Libya Al-Ittihad
2DF Ali Salama (1987-09-18) 18 September 1987 (age 33) 51 1 Libya Al-Madina
2DF Mohamed Al-Tarhuni (1991-07-10) 10 July 1991 (age 29) 25 1 Libya Al-Ahli Tripoli
2DF Mohamed El Monir (1992-04-08) 8 April 1992 (age 29) 21 3 Libya Al-Ittihad
2DF Abdalla Sherif (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 24) 3 0 Libya Al-Nasr
2DF Taher Ben Aamer (2000-04-16) 16 April 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi
2DF Ali Al Musrati (2001-09-07) 7 September 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi

3MF Faisal Al Badri (captain) (1990-06-04) 4 June 1990 (age 31) 54 10 Libya Al-Hilal
3MF Muftah Taktak (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 25) 18 0 Egypt Misr Lel Makkasa
3MF Abdullah Belaem (1997-01-22) 22 January 1997 (age 24) 7 0 Libya Al-Ahli Tripoli
3MF Shamikh Al-Obaidi (1994-06-27) 27 June 1994 (age 26) 6 0 Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi
3MF Senosi Al Hadi (1994-02-26) 26 February 1994 (age 27) 5 0 Kuwait Al-Arabi
3MF Mohammed Al-Tohami (1992-05-31) 31 May 1992 (age 29) 3 0 Libya Al-Madina
3MF Nour al-Din Al Qulaib (2001-03-22) 22 March 2001 (age 20) 1 0 Libya Asswehly
3MF Ayman Omair (1993-07-13) 13 July 1993 (age 27) 0 0 Libya Alittihad Misurata

4FW Mohamed Zubya (1989-03-20) 20 March 1989 (age 32) 19 6 Libya Al-Ittihad
4FW Khaled Magdi (1996-01-05) 5 January 1996 (age 25) 9 1 Libya Al-Nasr
4FW Ahmed Al-Qadiri (1996-03-26) 26 March 1996 (age 25) 3 0 Libya Alittihad Misurata
4FW Muad Eisa (1999-05-08) 8 May 1999 (age 22) 1 0 Libya Al-Ittihad

Recent call ups

The following players have been called up to the Libya squad in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Redwan Tawfiq (1997-10-10) 10 October 1997 (age 23) 0 0 Libya Al-Akhdar v.  Tanzania, 28 March 2021
GK Ahmed Azzaqa (1988-08-09) 9 August 1988 (age 32) 15 0 Libya Al-Madina v.  Tunisia, 25 March 2021
GK Fathi Al-Tahli (1988-12-20) 20 December 1988 (age 32) 2 0 Libya Al-Nasr 2020 African Nations Championship
GK Abdulhakim El-Treki (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990 (age 30) 0 0 Libya Al-Madina 2020 African Nations Championship

DF Ahmed Al-Maghasi (1993-02-10) 10 February 1993 (age 28) 24 1 Tunisia Stade Tunisien v.  Tanzania, 28 March 2021
DF Rabea Al Laafi (1991-07-24) 24 July 1991 (age 29) 24 0 Libya Al-Nasr v.  Tanzania, 28 March 2021
DF Salah Fakroun (1999-02-08) 8 February 1999 (age 22) 6 0 Libya Al-Nasr v.  Tanzania, 28 March 2021
DF Mansour Makkari (1992-10-19) 19 October 1992 (age 28) 3 0 Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi v.  Tanzania, 28 March 2021
DF Sadam El-Werfelli (1996-01-27) 27 January 1996 (age 25) 1 0 Libya Al-Nasr v.  Tanzania, 28 March 2021
DF Sanad Al Warfali (1992-05-17) 17 May 1992 (age 29) 29 4 Morocco Raja Casablanca v.  Tunisia, 25 March 2021
DF Ahmed Huwaydi (1994-02-26) 26 February 1994 (age 27) 6 0 Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi 2020 African Nations Championship
DF Hamed El-Thalba (1995-01-16) 16 January 1995 (age 26) 2 0 Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi 2020 African Nations Championship
DF Mohamed Joudur (1997-08-08) 8 August 1997 (age 23) 1 0 Libya Al-Ahli Tripoli 2020 African Nations Championship
DF Alaa Elqjdar (1999-11-02) 2 November 1999 (age 21) 1 0 Libya Abu Salem 2020 African Nations Championship
DF Abdelaziz Benali (1997-02-04) 4 February 1997 (age 24) 0 0 Libya Al-Ittihad 2020 African Nations Championship
DF Ali Maatouk (1988-01-04) 4 January 1988 (age 33) 16 0 Libya Al-Ahli Tripoli v.  Equatorial Guinea, 15 November 2020
DF Maaz Abboud (1986-09-04) 4 September 1986 (age 34) 5 0 Libya Al-Ahly Tripoli v.  Comoros, 11 October 2020
DF Abdulrahim El-Treki (1990-09-17) 17 September 1990 (age 30) 2 0 Libya Asswehly v.  Comoros, 11 October 2020

MF Ali Elmusrati (1996-04-06) 6 April 1996 (age 25) 38 2 Portugal Braga v.  Tanzania, 28 March 2021
MF Salem Ablo (1991-04-20) 20 April 1991 (age 30) 23 2 Libya Al-Madina v.  Tanzania, 28 March 2021
MF Mohammed Soulah (1993-06-29) 29 June 1993 (age 27) 17 0 Tunisia Sfax v.  Tanzania, 28 March 2021
MF Rabia Al-Shadi (1994-03-06) 6 March 1994 (age 27) 13 1 Libya Al-Ittihad v.  Tanzania, 28 March 2021
MF Hamdou Elhouni (1994-02-12) 12 February 1994 (age 27) 29 4 Tunisia Espérance v.  Tunisia, 25 March 2021
MF Muaid Ellafi (1996-03-07) 7 March 1996 (age 25) 27 7 Morocco Wydad Casablanca v.  Tunisia, 25 March 2021
MF Jumaa Abu Raqiqah (1997-12-07) 7 December 1997 (age 23) 0 0 Libya Abu Salem v.  Tunisia, 25 March 2021
MF El-Mehdi Al-Masry (1992-06-19) 19 June 1992 (age 29) 18 0 Libya Al-Ittihad 2020 African Nations Championship
MF Mahmoud Okashah (1992-03-06) 6 March 1992 (age 29) 4 0 Libya Al-Ahli Tripoli 2020 African Nations Championship
MF Ali Mohammed (2000-11-23) 23 November 2000 (age 20) 1 0 Libya Al-Ittihad 2020 African Nations Championship
MF Muad Al-Amami (1998-07-07) 7 July 1998 (age 22) 1 0 Libya Al-Hilal 2020 African Nations Championship
MF Abdallah Dagou (2000-09-21) 21 September 2000 (age 20) 3 0 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel v.  Equatorial Guinea, 15 November 2020
MF Bader Hassan (1987-10-01) 1 October 1987 (age 33) 18 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Bukayriyah v.  Equatorial Guinea, 11 November 2020 PRE
MF Ahmad Benali (1992-02-07) 7 February 1992 (age 29) 11 3 Italy Crotone v.  Equatorial Guinea, 11 November 2020 PRE
MF Muhanad Madyen (1994-03-25) 25 March 1994 (age 27) 13 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Khaleej v.  Comoros, 11 October 2020
MF Muhannad Buagelh (1993-09-09) 9 September 1993 (age 27) 1 0 Libya Al-Nasr v.  Comoros, 11 October 2020
MF Yousef Mina (1995-01-12) 12 January 1995 (age 26) 0 0 Libya Al-Hilal v.  Comoros, 11 October 2020
MF Abouqassim Rajab (1999-09-03) 3 September 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Libya Al-Ahly Tripoli v.  Comoros, 11 October 2020

FW Moataz Al-Mehdi (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 30) 17 1 Libya Al-Ahli Tripoli v.  Tanzania, 28 March 2021
FW Ibrahim Bodbous (1996-08-03) 3 August 1996 (age 24) 6 0 Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi v.  Tanzania, 28 March 2021
FW Mohamed Anis Saltou (1992-04-01) 1 April 1992 (age 29) 23 5 Morocco FUS v.  Tunisia, 25 March 2021
FW Zakaria Alharaish (1998-10-23) 23 October 1998 (age 22) 10 2 Libya Al-Ahli Tripoli 2020 African Nations Championship
FW Mohamed Makari (1996-04-09) 9 April 1996 (age 25) 4 0 Libya Al-Ahli Tripoli 2020 African Nations Championship
FW Anis Al-Musrati (1994-10-19) 19 October 1994 (age 26) 2 0 Libya Al-Hilal 2020 African Nations Championship
FW Mohamed Bettamer (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 28) 2 1 England Aldershot Town v.  Equatorial Guinea, 15 November 2020
FW Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (1994-03-28) 28 March 1994 (age 27) 4 0 United States New York City v.  Equatorial Guinea, 11 November 2020 PRE
FW Omran Salem (1997-02-15) 15 February 1997 (age 24) 3 0 Libya Al-Ittihad v.  Comoros, 11 October 2020
FW Mohammed Al-Tawerghi (1997-04-19) 19 April 1997 (age 24) 2 0 Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi v.  Comoros, 11 October 2020
FW Mohammed Al-Ghunaimi (1998-01-13) 13 January 1998 (age 23) 0 0 Libya Al-Wahda v.  Comoros, 11 October 2020

See also

Notes

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