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FIFA and AFC to reschedule World Cup qualifiers in Asia due to covid-19

Kuala Lumpur: Faced with COVID-19 situation in many football playing countries, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have jointly decided that the upcoming qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, scheduled to take place during the international match windows in October and November 2020, will be rescheduled in 2021.Asian Football Federation (AFC) in its website said 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.

Further details on the new dates for the next round of qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the AFC Asian Cup 2023 will be announced in due course, it added

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