FIFA postpones World Cup Qualifiers due to coronavirus

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FIFA and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have agreed to postpone World Cup 2022 qualifiers due to the coronavirus outbreak.

"Following consultation with Asia's member associations, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have agreed to postpone the upcoming Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022," FIFA said in a statement.

The matches were scheduled to take place during the international window of March 23-31 and June 1-9.

FIFA added that the matches could still go ahead if respective countries decide to play as per the pre-decided schedule, subject to prior approval from both FIFA and the AFC.

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