Asian W-Cup qualifiers postponed


  • Football
  • Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020

ZURICH: FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have agreed to postpone the Asian World Cup qualifying matches in March and June due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the world football body said.

“Following consultation with Asia’s member associations, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have agreed to postpone the upcoming Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,” FIFA said in a statement.

The matches were scheduled to take place during the international window of March 23-31 and June 1-9.

FIFA added that the matches could still go ahead if the member associations due to play each other mutually agree, subject to prior approval from both FIFA and the AFC.

Malaysia were due to take on the United Arab Emirates in Dubai on March 26 before hosting regional rivals Vietnam at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on March 31 in Group G. — Reuters

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