Football fans could be looking to snap up football tickets for Olympic qualifiers.

There could be a rise in the number of football fans who are looking for cheap flights to Egypt soon as the country has been named the host of an Olympic qualifying tournament.

The country will stage the Africa men’s final round of qualifying games, with eight different nations from the continent putting forward teams to play in the challenge from November 26th to December 10th 2011.

Due to an age limit on competitors, the Confederation of African Football is calling it Africa’s first under-23 championships.

Of the participating nations, which include Algeria, Morocco and South Africa, as well as Egypt itself, the top three teams will go forward to compete in the London 2012 Olympics.

The fourth-placed team will go into a playoff against a team from Asia.

Taking cheap flights to Egypt in order to get a taste for Middle Eastern culture without going too far from home was recently advocated by Tom Hall, travel editor from Lonely Planet.

Written by Nicholas Scott

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