“These are extraordinary times, and we all need to continue to adjust,” U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter said. “We have established a strong foundation in our group and we will deal with whatever comes our way. We look forward to receiving the updated schedule so we can plan accordingly.”
“Many parts of the region continue to have very challenging public health situations, and that has been a key factor in this decision. Additionally, several countries across the confederation have travel restrictions and quarantine requirements, which would make international football involving 30 national teams extremely difficult.”
“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,” the statement said.
“One year on from the result, I still find it hard to recall how many times I have felt the way I felt that that night in Doha.”I couldn’t be on the pitch with my fellow Blue Tigers but the way they played and the heart they showed, they gave me a memory to cherish […]
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — Lionel Messi will be free to play in Argentina’s opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ecuador next month after the forward’s suspension was deemed to be no longer valid, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Thursday.
Under CONCACAF’s qualifying format, the winners of each of the six first-round groups will play a two-legged knockout tie for a place in the last phase. Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras have already secured a place in the final round by virtue of their rankings.
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) September 10, 2020 Coach Igor Stimac made four changes to the starting line-up from the team that lost against Oman, but the biggest setback was when Chhetri could not recover in time from his viral infection.
According to AFC President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, although the COVID-19 pandemic is still posing difficulties in many Asian countries, there are also positive signs when football activities in many countries have resumed such as national tournaments of the Republic of Korea, Australia, and Japan.
Ho Chi Minh City FC in group F were supposed to have played on September 23 at their Thong Nhat Stadium, and Than Quang Ninh in group G, on September 29 at their Cam Pha Stadium in the northern Quang Ninh Province.
Other tournaments have been pushed back to next year, including the remaining matches of the 2022 World Cup qualifying round in Asia, the 2020 AFC U16 Championship and the 2020 AFC U19 Championship. — VNS