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Coronavirus forces Asian Champions League delay for Sydney, Perth Glory

China FA to postpone domestic matches due to coronavirus spread
Several Asian Champions League matches have been postponed.

Sydney FC and Perth Glory won't start their Asian Champions League campaigns next week after authorities made the decision to postpone matches involving Chinese clubs due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Glory were set to host Shanghai Shenhua in their maiden ACL match next Tuesday at HBF Park, while Sydney FC's opener was the next day against Shanghai SIPG.

An urgent meeting was held between stakeholders at AFC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday after the FFA informed the AFC at the weekend...

Australia won't host Chinese clubs in Asian Champions League

The group stage for the 2020 Asian Champions League begins in February.

An urgent meeting will be held in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday to discuss the fate of Asian Champions League matches involving Perth Glory and Sydney FC against Chinese teams.

Football Federation Australia has told the Asian confederation (AFC) Australia can no longer host the matches after the federal government banned foreigners travelling from China due to the coronavirus outbreak there.

Perth Glory were scheduled to host Shanghai Shenhua in their opening ACL clash on Tuesday, Feb. 11 while Sydney...

Nabbout strike sends Melbourne Victory into Champions League playoff

A brilliant Andrew Nabbout goal secured a memorable win for Melbourne Victory over Japanese powerhouse Kashima Antlers, catapulting the embattled A-League club into the group stages of the AFC Champions League.

The Socceroos striker smashed home a left-foot effort from the edge of the box nine minutes into the second half in wintry conditions at the Kashima Stadium.

It sealed a first ever away win in Asia for the Victory.

With just two A-League wins in the past two months, boasting a poor record...

Chinese Champions League qualifier to be played behind closed doors due to coronavirus

Shanghai SIPG players Oscar and Hulk will play their Champions League qualifier behind closed doors.

Shanghai SIPG will play their 2020 AFC Champions League playoff against Buriram United of Thailand on Tuesday behind closed doors as China tries to contain the spread of the coronavirus that has already claimed the lives of 41 people.

Buriram had requested to the Asian Football Confederation that the game be postponed due to the growing public health emergency but instead China's first game since the outbreak of the virus in the central city of Wuhan will take place behind closed doors after a...