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World Cup qualifiers have been postponed but AFC Cup is still on.

Mar 10, 2020 ,

Singapore’s World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers have been postponed because of the coronavirus.

Both FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have agreed that all upcoming matches will be put on hold till a later date.

“FIFA and the AFC will continue to assess the situation in relation to Covid-19 and will decide whether further changes to the schedule of the Asian FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers are required, always with the aim of protecting the safety and health of all individuals involved,” said the statement. 

In Group D, Singapore have seven points and are third in the group, with only two points separating the Lions from group leaders Uzbekistan.

Singapore was due to play Palestine away 26 March and was scheduled to take on Saudi Arabia at the National Stadium on 31 March. 

In a statement, the Football Association of Singapore said that FIFA and AFC “will communicate to the FAS details of any further changes to the fixture schedule in due course”.

While the World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers have been put on hold, Singapore’s teams in the AFC Cup will continue their battle.

On 10 March, Tampines Rovers will take on Shan United at the Jurong West Stadium while Hougang United will face off against Yangon United in Myanmar.

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