Asia's World Cup qualifiers postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19

Sports Desk
12 August 2020, Wed
Published: 08:31

Asia's World Cup qualifiers postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19

Asia’s upcoming qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup football have been postponed to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Wednesday, reports AFP.

No new dates were announced for the games, which were due to take place over four match days around the region in October and November.

FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation said the matches were postponed “with the aim of protecting the health and safety of all participants”.

“FIFA and the AFC will continue to work together to closely monitor the situation in the region and to identify new dates for the respective qualifying matches,” they said in a joint statement.

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