Kathmandu, March 2
Nepal’s football match with Australia under the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 have also been pushed into limbo as the Asian Football Federation did not include the match in its latest announcement.
The match was scheduled to be held at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu on March 30. However, in an AFC statement issued today, it has scheduled two matches for the day, but nothing is mentioned about the Nepal-Australia event. It is, hence, highly likely that the match will not be held that day in Kathmandu.
On the other hand, an Australian football news site, Socceroos has claimed the AFC has already confirmed the match involving Australia will take place in a centralised format between May 31 and June 15.
The AFC has cited “the evolving impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and new travel and quarantine restrictions in several participating member associations” as reasons for the rescheduling.