Football Federation Australia (FFA) was today informed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that the upcoming qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, originally scheduled to take place during the international match windows in October and November 2020, will be rescheduled to 2021.
Discussions had been held with the Western Australian Government to play the Socceroos’ Qualifier against Kuwait, originally scheduled for March 2020, in the October window in Perth. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation this match will now be delayed, with the venue and date to be determined.
FFA will arrange full refunds for all tickets purchased for the game, which was due to take place at HBF Park on 26 March 2020.
With the aim of protecting the health and safety of all participants, FIFA and the AFC will continue to work together to closely monitor the situation in the region and to identify new dates for the respective qualifying matches.
FFA will make a further announcement on the new dates for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the AFC Asian Cup 2023 when they are known.
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