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Facts & Figures

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  • Capital City: Tripoli
  • Population: 5m
  • Languages: Arabic
  • Team Nickname: Al Akhdar - The Greens, or the Mediterranean Knights
  • Official Team Web Site (was not working last time we checked!)
  • Best World Cup Finals Performance: -
  • Best African Cup of Nations Performance: Runners-Up (1982)
  • Official Fifa Ranking: 81 (September 2017)

Ideas for a Libyan Themed Football Party

The Maghreb region of northern Africa includes Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya, and all include certain common cultural influences. In fact, at one stage the first three were one nation. For the sake of throwing a great party, I hope nobody will take offence if we "blur the boundaries" a little...

Libya has a rich cultural history. The first known inhabitants were the Berber tribesmen, since which time there have been major influences from the ancient Greeks, ancient Romans, Arabs bringing their culture and Islam, the Spanish, the Ottoman Turks, and the Italians, each leaving behind a little of their culture and cuisine.

Libya Party Decorations

  • Decorate yourself and your room with Libyan shirts, flags and scarves. There are a few options on the right of this page.
  • If you're serving food, search for green or red table covers, napkins, plates, cups and cutlery on our General Party Decorations Page
  • For bunting, flags, balloons and more Libyan Party Decorations Ideas, visit our African Flags & Decorations Page
  • As for colour schemes, in addition to the above ideas, anything else you can find in green or red will help create the right atmosphere

Food for a Libya Themed Party

Libyan cuisine is often very simple, and certainly not as spicy as that of nearby Morocco. Key ingredients in Libyan cooking are olives and olive oil, couscous, breads, dates and milk. Eggs and fresh local vegetables are used in abundance, and the dish Chakchouka or shakshouka is as popular here as it is in neighbouring Algeria. When meat is eaten, lamb, mutton and chicken are the most available and affordable options. Rich soups and stews - including tagines (see our Morocco and Algeria pages) - can form the main course of a Libyan party meal. Couscous is popular here, as it is throughout North Africa. However, Libyans eat more rice than their neighbours, so we've included an idea for a Libyan rice recipe below.

Try some of these next time Libya are playing:


Main Courses * This recipe can be made either as a soup, or a more substantial stew.

Drink for a Libya Themed Party

The sale of alcohol has been illegal in Libya for decades, although apparently locally distilled spirits are available there on the "black market". The most popular drink is black tea, which is often quite strong. Also popular is Green Tea with Mint .

Theming your Libyan party

Here are some photos of a Moroccan party we threw. The design ideas are largely suitable for a Libyan party too.
Maghreb Party Pic 1 Deck the room out with lots of fabrics - hang some from the ceiling or drape them across the room from curtain poles etc.
Colours can be any "'warm" colours, e.g. golds, reds, oranges, browns, purples. Use some to decorate the table as well.
Click the picture (left) for larger image.
Maghreb Party Pic 2 Decorate the table with lots of candles and glass objects that will reflect the candle light - coloured glass candle holders (even jam jars painted red and gold) really help to create a good atmosphere.
Click the picture (left) for larger image.

Unfortunately we have not been able to find a reliable source for Libyan shirts at this time.
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