Corona havoc on sports activities too, post qualifier postpone

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Due to the worldwide coronavirus, the Indian soccer crew's FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier and the AFC Asian Cup joint qualification round-2 matches to be held in China have been postponed.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed this on Monday. India was scheduled to play the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier soccer match with Asian champions Qatar on March 26 on the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

India was scheduled to play within the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier Group-E in opposition to Bangladesh in Dhaka on June four after which in opposition to Afghanistan on the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on June 9. <! –


AFC mentioned in a letter, "FIFA and AFC will further discuss the postponed matches and then discuss the matter with the PMA as well."

Meanwhile, the AFC additional acknowledged that beneath mutual settlement the respective nations could resolve to play the match as per the pre-determined schedule, however security and well being issues must be taken care of.

"AFC and FIFA will continue to assess the situation and decide that changes in the match schedule of the AFC Asian Cup joint qualification round-2 are necessary for the purpose of protecting the well being and health of the people concerned," the affiliation mentioned.

India was scheduled to play a pleasant in opposition to Tajikistan on 31 March. This match has additionally been postponed. Earlier, India's U-16 soccer crew's go to to Thailand was additionally postponed.

It is noteworthy that multiple lakh instances of coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide to date. So far, greater than 3000 folks have died from this infectious illness.

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