AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup 2022 qualifiers to be rescheduled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter
2022 AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup is scheduled to be held in India from 20 January to six February 2022.
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC)’s government committee has determined to reschedule the qualifying event of the 2022 Ladies’s Asian Cup scheduled in India owing to the unprecedented well being emergency attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event correct is meant to be held in India from 20 January to six February 2022, whereas the qualifying occasion is at present scheduled for 13 to 25 September this 12 months.
“In preparation for the AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup India 2022, the AFC Government Committee additionally determined to offer larger flexibility in finalising the dates for the Qualifiers…,” AFC mentioned in a launch.
The governing physique mentioned it has considered “the challenges that will come up from the provision of hosts, staff journey preparations, quarantine and medical measures imposed by a number of nations.”
The AFC Government Committee has additionally accepted the Ladies’s Soccer Committee’s advice to cancel subsequent 12 months’s U-17 Ladies’s Asian Cup Indonesia and the U-20 Ladies’s Asian Cup Uzbekistan.
The AFC Government Committee acknowledged the significance to prioritise the well being and security of all stakeholders specifically, the continent’s youth gamers in opposition to the backdrop of the continued uncertainty and challenges attributable to the present pandemic.
It was additionally determined that the identical hosts will stage the subsequent editions of each competitions in 2024.
Subsequently, the AFC will now work with the related host Member Associations to finalise the competitors dates to finish the Qualifiers.
The committee additionally accepted the AFC Futsal and Seashore Soccer Committee’s advice to cancel the Ladies’s Futsal Championship Kuwait 2020 and the U20 Futsal Asian Cup 2021.
In the meantime, the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Kuwait 2022 Qualifiers, which was initially scheduled for 13 to 24 October, 2021 has additionally been rescheduled to a window throughout 1 to fifteen April, 2022, with the Closing competitors moved from 16 to 27 February to 25 September to twenty October.
Moreover, the Committee additionally famous the choice of host Member Associations to achieve worthwhile worldwide publicity, technical preparation and internet hosting expertise by taking part within the qualifying competitions regardless of receiving an automated spot within the Finals.
In gentle of this, and to take care of equity of the qualifying competitions, the AFC Government Committee agreed to permit host Member Associations to take part within the Qualifiers, which will probably be thought-about as pleasant matches and don’t have any bearing when calculating the group rankings and greatest positioned groups amongst all of the teams within the respective Qualifiers.
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