AFC Cup 2020 matches postponed due to COVID-19 fears

VOV.VN - A total of four matches involving two Vietnamese representatives in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup 2020 have been delayed amid concerns over the complicated developments of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) globally.

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HCM City FC footballers (L) and Than Quang Ninh FC footballers (R)

The AFC made the announcement on March 18 regarding the postponement of all matches in March and April.

This schedule change will affect matches involving Than Quang Ninh FC, who had originally been set to take on Svay Rieng FC of Cambodia and Bali United FC of Indonesia during April.

In addition, Ho Chi Minh City FC find themselves in a similar situation with their games against Lao Toyota FC of Laos and Yangon United Myanmar now pushed back to a later date after originally being planned to take place in April. The new schedule is set to be announced at a later date.

With the competition currently in the group stages, Ho Chi Minh City FC are leading Group F with seven points from three matches, whilst Than Quang Ninh FC are second in Group G with four points from three matches.

Previously, the AFC and FIFA had agreed on March 9 to put off all fixtures in March and June that involve World Cup 2022 qualifiers in the Asian region, the AFC Champions League, and the AFC Cup 2020 in Western Asia.

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