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Themba Hadebe, Associated Press
Tunisia soccer players attend a training session at the Stade de Bongoville in Bongoville, 75 kilometers (47 miles) outside Franceville, Gabon, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. Tunisia will play their African Cup of Nations quarterfinal soccer match against Ghana on Sunday Feb. 5, 2012.

FRANCEVILLE, Gabon — Tunisia coach Sami Trabelsi says wearing black armbands in Sunday's African Cup of Nations quarterfinal is "the least" his team can do for the more than 70 people killed at a football game in Egypt this week.

Trabelsi says Tunisia's squad in Gabon was "moved" by what he calls the "sporting tragedy" that took place in Port Said on Wednesday when at least 74 people died in violent clashes in a stadium.

Tunisia's football federation has sought permission from African Cup organizer the Confederation of African Football for its players to wear black armbands as a mark of respect for the dead.

CAF, which has already said there will be a minute's silence at all four quarterfinals, was thought to be considering Tunisia's armband request on Saturday.