AFC proposes to postpone the next matches in the World Cup qualifiers

Thursday 05th March 2020 - 17:01

AFC proposes to postpone the next matches in the World Cup qualifiers

Follow-up -INA

The AFC has postponed the next matches in the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup.

The AFC stated in a statement that the FIFA and the Asian Football Confederations had met at the headquarters of the International Federation in order to discuss football activities in the Asian continent.

The statement pointed out that "the FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation focus on giving the highest priority to the safety and health of all individuals participating in football matches, and as a result, an official proposal has been submitted to postpone the next matches in the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup, where this proposal will be shared With the concerned national federations. "

"The International and Asian federations will provide updates about these matches in the coming days after consulting with the member associations of Asia," he said, noting that "among the other topics discussed, my crucial supplement matches in the Asian women's qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics, Which brings together South Korea and China, as well as the 2020 Asian Futsal Championship in Turkmenistan. "

He continued, "The International Football Association continues to monitor the situation related to the spread of Corona Virus in cooperation with the World Health Organization, continental federations and member national federations. Information about other international matches may be provided by the confederation and national federations.