The Asian Football Confederation has decided to move next month’s 2020 AFC Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament Group B fixtures to Sydney, Australia.
This decision, made in conjunction with Football Federation Australia (FFA), was made after the recent coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, the original host city.
FFA Chairman Chris Nikou spoke of his confidence in FFA’s ability to host a successful event, and thanked the Australian Government for their assistance.
“FFA is happy and willing to organise this Olympic Qualification Tournament, and we look forward to hosting the women’s senior national teams from China PR, Thailand and Chinese Taipei in February.
“The safety of all players, officials and fans is of paramount importance to Football Federation Australia and the Asian Football Confederation, and we are confident we will host a successful tournament here in Sydney.
“I would also like to acknowledge the support of the Australian Government in enabling FFA to host this event at short notice.”
Information regarding the tournament schedule, ticketing and broadcast details will be announced soon.
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