Advertisement
Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Postponed FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifying Matches Get New Dates; India Host Qatar On October 8

Accordingly, India's postponed qualifier against Asian champions Qatar at home was rescheduled to October 8. The Blue Tigers, then, take on Bangladesh away on November 12 and host Afghanistan on November 17

Postponed FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifying Matches Get New Dates; India Host Qatar On October 8
Indian national football team will take on Qatar in the return leg on October 8. | Courtesy: Twitter
Postponed FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifying Matches Get New Dates; India Host Qatar On October 8
outlookindia.com
2020-06-05T22:52:18+05:30

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), in consultation with FIFA, on Friday announced the proposed match dates for the remaining matches of Round 2 in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Asian Qualifiers.

Coronavirus Outbreak Coverage | Football News

Match Days 7 and 8 are now scheduled to take place on October 8 and 13, 2020 respectively while Match Days 9 and 10 are due to kick off on November 12 and 17, 2020, said in a statement.

Accordingly, the Indian national football team's postponed qualifier against Asian champions Qatar at home was rescheduled to October 8.

India then take on Bangladesh away on November 12 and host Afghanistan on November 17.

India are already out of contention for a berth in the 2022 World Cup, but the Blue Tigers are still in the reckoning for a spot in the Asian Cup.

The latest decision has been taken with a view to complete the Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 by November 2020 and to commence the subsequent World Cup 2022 Asian Qualifiers Final Round as well.

The continental body is also targeting to complete the play-off matches for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Round 3 Qualifiers by the March 2021 match.

The statement also said that AFC will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all teams, officials, fans and stakeholders.

Should there be a need to reassess the match schedules due to the ever-evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the body will notify all parties.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement