Recently, Iran, Japan and South Korea have announced the postponement of the league. The current normal work of AFC has also been affected. A number of events originally planned to start at the end of February and the beginning of March have all been postponed. However, for AFC, the biggest problem is whether the championship will continue.
At present, the first two rounds of group matches have been held in the Asian championship, only the match of super 4 team has been postponed to April (the second round of Beijing Guoan away match against Thailands Chiang Rai United is normally held). However, due to the spread of the epidemic in South Korea, Japan, Iran and other countries, if the Asian championship is still on schedule, the risk will increase sharply. Yesterday, South Korean media said that the Asian Football Association will hold an emergency meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next Monday, and will officially announce the suspension of the Asian Championship in March.
In this way, it is equivalent to the whole Asian Championship schedule extended for a month or two. According to the original schedule, the Asian Championship knockout will be held in the middle and late June. If it is postponed, it will be postponed to July or August, which is the time for the Tokyo Olympic Games. In this way, the time has to be pushed back. In addition, we have to avoid FIFA international competition day, so the schedule of this seasons Asian Championship may become rather difficult to arrange. This year, however, the Asian Championship changed the rules of the competition for the restructuring of the World Club Cup next year. It is necessary to generate 2.5 places to qualify for the World Club Cup next year. Once the schedule is not properly arranged, it will inevitably lead to a chain reaction.