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AFC and the meeting about mergency status of Covid-19 (Part 1)

AFC convenes an emergency meeting on July 2 and 8.3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with the presence of most representatives of clubs, federations of members and organizers of tournaments in the East and West. Asia, in order to find solutions to the organization of competition before the emergency situation of Covid-19.

The latest move ahead of this meetinag is the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced the postponement of six matches in the third round of the AFC Champions League group stage, including matches in the UAE, Iran and South Korea. and Saudi Arabia in the first week of March, after these countries were also dealing with outbreaks of Covid-19. In addition, AFC also agreed to swap schedules in Group F between Ulsan Hyundai FC (South Korea) and Perth Glory (Australia), which will be played on April 4.3, to 7.4 on Ulsan Munsu.

In addition to discussing the schedule of the AFC Champions League and the upcoming AFC Cup, AFC will also discuss more about how to organize matches in the second round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia in Asia. , while competing for the Asian Cup 2023 in March, will be affected by the Covid-19 epidemic or not. It is possible that some matches will be played on an unused audience or moved to a suitable venue. In the immediate future, the two matches of China against the Maldives (at home) and Guam (away) on 26 and 31.3 in Group A have been agreed by AFC to move to Thailand to play on Buriram neutral ground.

Other games that are also within the scope of the “can close” or have to move include Iran – Hong Kong (26.3 in Tehran, Group C), Saudi Arabia – Yemen (26.3, Jeddah, Group D), South Korea – Turkmenistan (26.3, Cheonan, group H).