Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has extended the deadline to confirm the status of the suspension of the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) for their participation - or not - in the AFC Asian Cup United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2019 - Qualifiers Final Round - at the request of the KFA, following a decision which was made by the AFC Competitions Committee on November 24, 2016.
The AFC Competitions Committee has agreed to consider the status of Kuwait and their participation in the qualifers if there is sufficient progress towards the lifting of the suspension by FIFA by January 11, 2017 - the day afer the next meeting of the FIFA Council. At present, Kuwait are suspended from all football by FIFA.
The January 11 deadline will be final and should the situation regarding the KFA not have changed, the Kuwait team will be replaced with a draw which will take place on January 23, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.