2020 AFC Futsal Championship postponed due to Coronavirus fears
AFC (Asian Football Confederation) has postponed the Asian 2020 Futsal Championship in an official letter because of the concerns about the current Coronavirus situation.
"Following consultation with all relevant stakeholders, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has taken the decision to postpone the AFC Futsal Championship which was scheduled for Turkmenistan between February 26 and March 8, 2020," the statement in AFC site indicated.
This move was taken because of concerns about the current Coronavirus situation and in order to ensure the safety and well-being of all participating teams and stakeholders," AFC announced.
"The AFC will continue to monitor the impact of the virus and new competition dates will be announced when the situation stabilizes.' it added.
A total of 16 teams are due to take part in the tournament which would be held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan between 26 February and 8 March 2020.