Yesterday, March 9, the International Football Federation (FIFA) made a series of decisions together with the Asian Football Federation (AFC).
First of all, the dates of the Asian Futsal Championship 2020 in Ashgabat became known. The championship will be held from August 5 to 16. Sixteen Asian teams will compete for the prestigious trophy of the continent, the best five of them will win a ticket to the World Cup in Lithuania. Opponents of Turkmenistan in the group stage are teams from Oman, Tajikistan and Vietnam. Recall that earlier, the championship was to be held from February 26 to March 8, but it was postponed due to an outbreak of coronavirus in the world.
Also, two rounds of qualifying for the 2020 World Cup, originally scheduled for March 23-31 and June 1-9, have been postponed for a longer period. Thus, Team Turkmenistan will not play matches against the Republic of Korea and Sri Lanka in the scheduled period.