World Cup qualifiers 2022 officially postponed
FIFA and AFC have decided to postpone the 2022 World Cup qualifying matches (scheduled to take place in October and November this year) to 2021.
Facing the complicated developments of the COVID-19 epidemic in many countries, FIFA and the Asia Football Confederation (AFC) decided to postpone the 2022 World Cup qualifying matches and the AFC Asian Cup 2023. Originally scheduled to take place in October and November 2020, it will be rescheduled until 2021.
With the aim of protecting the health and safety of the players and all fans, FIFA and AFC will continue to work together to closely monitor the situation in the region and determine the specific time of the matches. Details on the new match dates of the next matches will be announced in the near future.
With this announcement from FIFA and AFC, Park Hang-seo will have to change the plan to prepare for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers of the Vietnamese team. As the AFF Cup 2020 has also moved to 2021, the team will have no official tournament from now until the end of the year.
The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has announced a focused list of the Vietnamese team in mid-August 2020.