The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s executive committee has decided to reschedule the qualifying tournament of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 scheduled in India owing to the unprecedented health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tournament proper is supposed to be held in India from January 20 to February 6, 2022, while the qualifying event is currently scheduled for September 13 to 25 this year.

“In preparation for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, the AFC Executive Committee also decided to provide greater flexibility in finalising the dates for the Qualifiers…,” AFC said in a release.

The governing body said it has taken into consideration “the challenges that may arise from the availability of hosts, team travel arrangements, quarantine and medical measures imposed by several nations.”

The AFC Executive Committee has also approved the Women’s Football…

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