Ghana wants a neutral venue for next month's crucial World Cup play-off against Egypt, saying it's too dangerous to play the game in Cairo.
In a letter to FIFA published on its website, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) said the match should be moved to a "safe and secure" venue.
"Our request is premised on the alarming and fast deteriorating security situation in Egypt," Ghana officials wrote.
At least 51 people were killed in riots in Cairo last weekend linked to the ousting of elected state president Mohammed Morsi.
The GFA said some of its players expressed "grave concern over their safety for the match".
"Much as we sympathise with our brothers at the Egyptian Football Association, we are highly concerned about the security and safety of our players, officials and supporters, and would like FIFA to take the necessary steps to protect lives from both Ghana and Egypt during the second-leg game," the letter stated.
FIFA said yesterday it received Ghana's request and would monitor the security situation before making a decision.
Egypt is scheduled to host Ghana in Cairo on November 19 in the second leg to decide which team advances to next year's tournament in Brazil. The first leg is next Tuesday in Kumasi.
The GFA said Egyptian authorities have barred spectators from football matches for the past two years, including World Cup qualifiers against Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Guinea.
Four years ago, Algeria's team bus was attacked by fans hurling rocks on the journey between the airport and a hotel in Cairo.