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AFC Competitions update

Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held emergency meetings with representatives of Member Associations (MA) and its Leagues from both the East and West regions as the AFC continues to manage the worldwide impact of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The meeting of the East Zone representatives was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 2, 2020 followed by the West Zone meetings on March 6 and 8, 2020.

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Dato’ Windsor John, the AFC General Secretary, said: “These are unprecedented and challenging times, but the AFC is working tirelessly to monitor the situation, including the various travel restrictions, while being in constant contact with our Member Associations, Leagues and Clubs.

“We are grateful for the support we have received from all our stakeholders, including our Commercial and Broadcast partners and agencies, as we try to protect the safety and well-being of all our players, officials and spectators while also ensuring the integrity of the competitions.”

As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, the following matches will be postponed to later dates:

AFC Champions League:

Match Day 3

March 2, 2020 (West):

Group A: Al Wahda FSCC (UAE) v Esteghlal FC (IRN)

Group A: Al Ahli Saudi FC (KSA) vs Al Shorta (IRQ)

Group C: Persepolis FC (IRN) v Al Taawoun FC (KSA)

Group C: Al Duhail SC (QAT) v Sharjah FC (UAE)

March 3, 2020 (West):

Group B: Shabab Al Ahli Dubai (UAE) v Shahr Khodro FC (IRN)

Group B: Al Hilal SFC (KSA) v Pakhtakor (UZB)

Group D: Sepahan FC (IRN) v Al Nassr (KSA)

Group D: Al Ain FC v Al Sadd SC (QAT)

March 3, 2020 (East):

Group E: FC Seoul (KOR) v Chiangrai United (THA)

March 18, 2020 (East)

Group F: Perth Glory (AUS) vs Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR)

Match Day 4

April 6, 2020 (West):

Group D: Al Nassr (KSA) v Sepahan FC (IRN)

AFC Cup:

March 9, 2020 (West):

Group A: Hilal Alquds Club (PLE) v Manama Club (BHR) (Updated)

Group C: Riffa (BHR) v Dhofar Club (OMA) (Updated)

Group C: Qadsia SC (KUW) v Al Jazeera (JOR) (Updated)

March 10, 2020 (West):

Group B: Al Faisaly (JOR) v Kuwait SC (KUW) (Updated)

Group B: Al Wathba (SYR) v Al Ansar FC (LIB) (Updated)

March 11, 2020 (Central):

Group D: Dordoi FC (KGZ) v Altyn Asyr FC (TKM) (Updated)

The AFC has also agreed to the proposal by both Ulsan Hyundai FC and Perth Glory to swap their AFC Champions League Group F tie originally scheduled to take place on March 4, 2020 at the Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium to April 7, 2020.

Meanwhile, the two-legged Women’s Olympic Qualifying Final Round play-off between Korea Republic and China PR, which was originally scheduled to take place on March 6 and 11, 2020 has been rescheduled to June 4 and 9, 2020.

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