Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Tuesday postponed the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 qualifiers draw, scheduled for May 27 due to rising COVID-19 cases in the host country and across the continent.
The AFC said the draw to be held in India has been postponed until further notice.
“Taking into consideration the current challenges and logistical arrangements, the AFC agreed the postponement of the draw was necessary due to rising COVID-19 cases in the host nation as well as across the continent keeping in mind the wellbeing and safety of all teams, players, officials and relevant stakeholders,” the AFC said in a statement.
“More details on the new arrangements for the draw for Asia’s flagship women’s tournament will be announced in due course,” it added.
Meanwhile, the draw for the qualifying matches of both the AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022 and the U17 Women’s Asian Cup Indonesia 2022 will proceed as planned on the on May 27, the details of which will be confirmed closer to the draw date.