AFC competitions scheduled till June postponed

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Regional level football is not going to see a return for at least another two months, as the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has decided to postpone all matches and competitions scheduled to take place in May and June until further notice.

It  is due to the continued preventive measures and travel restrictions put in place by several Governments in combating the global  COVID-19 pandamic.

The AFC in a statement said, the latest decision reinforces its commitment to ensure the safety and wellbeing of players, participating teams, officials, fans and all stakeholders during the pandemic.

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“The AFC will also continue to engage and consult with the participating Member Associations in the AFC Club Competitions and will explore all possible options in order to complete the 2020 AFC Champions League and AFC Cup Group Stages,” it said.

The Asian football governing body has been closely monitoring the pandemic and had earlier postponed its matches in March and April after holding a series of emergency meetings in Delhi, Doha, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.  – BERNAMA

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