AFC Ordinary Congress to replace Extraordinary Congress in May

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Ordinary Congress will now be held in Bahrain in conjunction with the FIFA Congress in May 2017. The AFC has decided to cancel the AFC Extraordinary Congress, which was scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on February 28, 2017. 

The AFC Executive Committee will decide the exact date at it's next meeting in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on December 1, 2016.

The original date set for Kuala Lumpur has been based on the usual schedule of meetings for the FIFA Council, which would normally have met in March 2017 and with the newly elected AFC representatives. However, next year the FIFA Council will meet on Janauary 10 to coincide with The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016, to be held in Zurich, Switzerland the day before.