The first three rounds of group games in February and March were moved to April and May. The first knockout stage is also expected to be delayed, with last 16 games in June instead of May. The one exemption is a Group E game on Feb. 18 in Thailand when Chiangrai United hosts Beijing. The Chinese team is in a training camp in South Korea “and may not need quarantine measures,” the AFC said.
“Chiangrai United have stressed that they will continue to work closely with the Thai government and medical officials to monitor the on-going and fast-moving situation,” the AFC said. Health concerns already forced the AFC to move a women's Olympic qualifying group from China to Australia, and postpone a men's indoor soccer tournament in Turkmenistan.
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