- Official: AFC Cup cancelled, Công Phượng and HCMC FC feel relieved17:36 | 11/09/2020
Recently, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has issued the final judgment on ACF Cup 2020.
HCMC FC and Than Quảng Ninh do not have to play the rest of AFC Cup 2020
Today, AFC held a meeting with its members to discuss the organization plan of competitions in the last periods of 2020. Accordingly, many important decisions were given out, noticeably the one about AFC Cup 2020 fate.
Specifically, AFC decided to cancel AFC Cup 2020 for safety of football clubs’ members in the situation when the Covid-19 pandemic is not under good control in some Asian countries. This move proves that AFC has a high vigilance on safety and does not want clubs to fall into hard situations as they have to travel across countries while the pandemic is still happening.
As a result, 2 representing clubs of Vietnam in this competition, HCMC FC and Than Quảng Ninh, will not have to care about AFC Cup anymore, and they have more time to focus on 2 domestic competitions, they are V-League and National Cup.
However, to the runners-up of V-League, they somehow get pity because during the last time, they have had significant supplements for their force. Towards AFC Cup 2020, the hosts of Thống Nhất stadium have recruited 2 Costa Rican forwards Jose Ortiz and Ariel Rodriguez. But now the cancellation of the competition helps coach Chung Hae-soung’s team pay more attention to the V-League title race.
Than Quảng Ninh may be the team which can feel relieved as they have just said goodbye to 3 key players in the middle of the season, including Diego Fagan, Mạc Hồng Quân, and Nghiêm Xuân Tú.
Source – Bongda.com.vn
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