The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and FIFA, the world body, have decided to postpone the start of qualifying for the Asian continent for the 2022 World Cup. Due to start in October, qualifying will not start until 2021 due to of the coronavirus.
“Driven by the desire to protect the health and safety of all participants, FIFA and AFC will continue to work together to monitor the situation in the region closely and find new dates for the qualifying matches. concerned, ”FIFA said in its press release.
In Europe, qualifying begins in March 2021 and the draw, the exact date of which is not yet known, is scheduled for the end of the year. The 2022 World Cup will take place in Qatar from November 21 to December 18.