Libya out of World Cup qualifiers after losing match to Gabon

AUBAMEYANG of Gabon celebrates his goal during the Group A match between Gabon v Guinea-Bissau at Stade de L'Amitie on January 14, 2017 in Libreville, Gabon.

Gabon's national football team won 1-0 against the Libyan national football team on Friday at the fifth round of group six matches of Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Arsenal's striker and Gabon player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal of the match at the minute 54 from the spot after an odd penalty call by the referee.

Gabon has reached after the match seven points in second place behind Egypt that tops the group with 11 points and has already gone through to the second round of World Cup qualifiers. Libya is now at six points in third place, while Angola is fourth with 3 points.

The refereeing of the match was clearly weak as the referee resorted to booking players from the Libyan team several times and then gave an unsure penalty to Gabon, while later canceled a goal for Libya at the minute 79, saying Anas Almisrati pushed Gabon's goalkeeper.

Libya will play at home in Benghazi the final game against Angola, knowing that they are both not going to qualify for the next round no matter the result.

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