AFC postpones the World Cup qualifiers to June
Maldives playing against Guam in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (Photo: Ibrahim Faid)

AFC postpones the World Cup qualifiers to June

MF News 20 February 2021 - 12:40

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and FIFA have jointly agreed to postpone the majority of the upcoming Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.

"The AFC continues to place the health and safety of players, teams, match officials and all stakeholders as the highest priority and will work together with its Member Associations to closely monitor the situation in the region."

"As part of efforts to ensure the safe and successful completion of the Asian Qualifiers, the AFC will open the invitation to Member Associations to host their respective groups in a centralised format and will confirm and communicate in due course the match schedule for the June 2021 international window, where the centralised qualifying matches are scheduled to take place from 31 May to June 15, 2021." AFC said in a statement released yesterday.

The latest match schedule for Match Days 7 and 8 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2, which is scheduled to take place on March 25 and 30, 2021 is as follows:

Saudi Arabia vs Yemen (25 March 2021)

Tajikistan vs Mongolia (25 March 2021)

Nepal v Australia (30 March 2021)

Mongolia vs Japan (30 March 2021)

Maldives lies of fourth postion of the table with six points. Syria lies on top of the table with 15 points from five games. China got 7 points from four games while Philippines lies on third position with 7 points from five games. Guam lies on the bottom of the table without any point from five games.

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