KUALA LUMPUR: Asian football bosses have agreed to pursue the best solution to complete the remaining AFC Champions League season in 2020.
Two online meetings organised by the Asian Football Confederation saw the national associaions of Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Thailand in the East Zone and Iran, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan (West Zone) commit to agreeing a format and timetable for the 99 remaining games as soon as possible.
The AFC, reecognising varying travel and medical restrictions across the continent, proposed a series of options for concluding the AFC Champions League before the start of the scheduled FIFA Club World Cup to be held in Qatar in December. These will be considered by the competitions committee.
The AFC is also holding a series of online meetings with the FAs involved in trying to complete this year’s AFC Cup.
A statement said: “While it was important to consider the commercial implications, the sporting integrity of the competition as well as the safety and wellbeing of all stakeholders were also of the highest priority.”