A Moroccan official said after army had staged a coup in the west African country, Morocco’s national football team were able to leave Guinea late on Sunday.
Scheduled to face Guinea in a Monday qualifier for the 2022 World Cup, the Moroccans “have embarked and are on their way to Morocco”, Mohamed Makrouf of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has said.
He earlier said the team were “safe” in a Conakry hotel and the federation was preparing to evacuate the players.
World football body FIFA said in a statement that the match would be postponed “to ensure the safety and security of all players and to protect all match officials”.
Guinea, one of the world’s poorest countries despite boasting significant mineral resources has long been plagued by political instability.