AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 qualifying round draw postponed

The qualifying round draw of the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, which was slated to be held in India on May 27, was postponed on Tuesday due to rising COVID-19 cases in the host country.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said the draw to be held here has been postponed until further notice.

“Taking into consideration the current challenges and logistical arrangements, the AFC agreed the postponement of the draw was necessary due to rising COVID-19 cases in the host nation as well as across the continent keeping in mind the wellbeing and safety of all teams, players, officials and relevant stakeholders,” the AFC said in a staement.

“More details on the new arrangements for the draw for Asia’s flagship women’s tournament will be announced in due course,” it added.

In January, the AFC had announced that the (main) tournament would take place between January 20 and February 6 next year.

However, the draw for the qualifying matches of both the 2022 AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup in Uzbekistan and the 2022 AFC U-17 Women’s Asian Cup in Indonesia will proceed as planned on May 27.

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