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FIFA & AFC postpone 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers to 2021!

In light of the current COVID-19 situation in many countries, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have jointly decided that the upcoming qualifying matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar and 2023 AFC Asian Cup – China, originally scheduled to take place during the international match windows in October and November 2020, will be rescheduled to 2021.

With the aim of protecting the health and safety of all participants, FIFA and the AFC will continue to work together to closely monitor the situation in the region and to identify new dates for the respective qualifying matches. Further details on the new dates for the next round of qualifying matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup will be announced in due course.

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