Al Wahda Unable to Travel to Qatar for ACL
- September, 10, 2020 - 17:00
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Al Wahda of the UAE has informed the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that it’s unable to travel to Qatar after several members of the club tested positive for COVID-19.
The team was supposed to compete in the AFC Champions League (West), where it currently occupies the second place in Group A.
The AFC has written to the United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAE FA) to inform them that the request by the UAE FA and the club for a postponement of the Group matches cannot be accommodated because of the advanced preparations in which many teams have already travelled to Qatar for the competition.
The matter will now be referred to the relevant AFC Committees for a decision in accordance with the applicable regulations.
Esteghlal of Iran, Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia and Iraqi Al-Shorta are the other teams in the group.