Asia’s upcoming qualifying matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup have been postponed to subsequent yr due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has wreaked havoc throughout the whole world.
“In gentle of the present COVID-19 scenario in lots of international locations, FIFA and the Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) have collectively determined that the upcoming qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, initially scheduled to happen in the course of the worldwide match home windows in October and November 2020, will likely be rescheduled to 2021,” AFC stated in an announcement on Wednesday.
“With the goal of defending the well being and security of all contributors, FIFA and the AFC will proceed to work collectively to carefully monitor the scenario within the area and to establish new dates for the respective qualifying matches,” it added.
AFC additional stated that particulars on the brand new dates for the subsequent spherical of qualifying matches for the 2 tournaments will likely be introduced sooner or later.
Greater than 7 lakh folks internationally have thus far misplaced their lives as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
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