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The stadium was built in 1938 during the Italian occupation by the Italian businessman Francesco Cicero.[3] It was later used by the GS Asmara, the team winner of the first football championships in Eritrea with the Asmara-born Luciano Vassalo.

The stadium hosted several matches during the 1968 African Cup of Nations. Today, Cicero Stadium is used by the Eritrea national football team for its qualifying matches in the World Cup, CAN, CECAFA Cup and COMESA Cup.[4] Red Sea FC, Adulis Club, Hintsa FC and Edaga Hamus also play their club-level matches in the facility.

In 2005, the stadium received an artificial turf pitch, 3rd generation, One Star field test from FIFA's "Goal" development programme.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/teams/eritrea/eritrea/776/
  2. ^ "Eritrea - Eritrea - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  3. ^ "Alessandro Lancellotti". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  4. ^ "Eritrea football". Wildstat. Retrieved 22 May 2013.

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