Qatar will host Bangladesh in qualifier on December 4. AFC, Fifa will declare fresh dates for Asian qualifiers of World Cup, 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
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12 November 2020, 12:00 AM
30 November 2020, 12:00 AM
Qatar and Bangladesh will play the opening match of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 Fifa World Cup Qatar and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup China in more than a year with their Group E clash rescheduled for December 4.
A communication from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has said that as per existing rules, clubs are not obliged to release their players for the December 4 fixture that will be staged outside of Fifa’s international match calendar.
Though, the good news for both the teams is that they are overwhelmingly comprised of players based in their respective domestic leagues.
The clash between the two teams will be the first and only Asian qualifiers match to be held in 2020, with the change in schedule approved by both Fifa and the AFC, in consultation with the two participating member associations.