translated from Spanish: Asian World Cup 2022 qualifiers were postponed to 2021

The Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the 2023 Asian Cup in China scheduled for October and November this year have been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, as announced on Wednesday by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).” In light of the current coVID-19 situation in many countries, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have jointly decided that the forthcoming qualifying matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar and the Asian Cup of the AFC China 2023, originally scheduled to take place during the windows of international matches in October and November 2020 reschedule by 2021,” the AFC said in a statement. The agency indicated that it has not set any new dates for these parties and will monitor the situation on the continent with the coronavirus to make a decision on the new dates for both classification phases. In the meantime, FIFA explained on its official website that this decision is intended to “protect the health and safety of all participants. The two entities will continue to work together to closely monitor the situation in the region and determine new dates for the qualifying parties.”

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