ASEAN Para Games delayed, March and April AFC Cup matches postponed
The 2020 ASEAN Para Games have been postponed to October 3 – 9 while the Asian Football Confederation has postponed all matches and events scheduled to take place in March and April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 ASEAN Para Games has been postponed to October 3 – 9. (Photo plo.vn)
The decision was taken by the ASEAN Para Sports Federation Board of Governors during its emergency meeting via video conference on the status of the 10th edition to be held in the Philippines.
The online meeting was attended by representatives of Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, while Myanmar and Brunei were not represented for unknown reasons.
It is the third time the event has been delayed.
Athletes were originally due to compete between January 18 and 24 but the event was pushed back due to financial and logistical constraints.
New dates of March 20 to 28 were postponed until May or June by ASEAN last month.
March and April AFC Cup matches postponed
Quảng Ninh Coal (in red) seen at the AFC Cup 2020. (Photo vff.org.vn)
The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) announced on March 18 that the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has officially postponed all matches and events scheduled to take place in March and April 2020 due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
All scheduled matches for the Vietnamese representatives Ho Chi Minh City and Quang Ninh Coal in the AFC Cup 2020 in April won’t take place.
This will be an opportunity for the two clubs to adjust and strengthen their personnel and tactics and focus on V.League 1 and the National Cup.
On March 9, the AFC met with FIFA and made a decision to postpone matches from March to June for the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers in Asia as well as matches in the AFC Champions League. VNA/VNN