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亚足联的主要赛事将在2020年如期举行

亚足联秘书长温莎·约翰表示,尽管Covid-19病毒肆虐,但亚足联今年仍将举行大型足球比赛。

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亚足联秘书长温莎·约翰表示,尽管Covid-19病毒肆虐,但亚足联今年仍将举行大型足球比赛。

约翰说他对今年能够举办亚冠联赛和亚冠杯俱乐部比赛信心十足。他暗示,幕后讨论赛程像是情景剧一样跌宕起伏。

“这两项主要的赛事今年都会举行。我们还有时间,”约翰告诉美联社,并补充道,亚足联希望看到两项比赛都能如期举行,“既是出于体育方面的原因,也是为了履行商业义务”。

在此之前,亚足联宣布无限期推迟原定于5月和6月举行的所有比赛。由于新冠肺炎疫情的蔓延迫使各国政府实施旅行限制或禁令措施,欧洲冠军联赛和第二梯队的亚足联杯都在3月份停赛。

在亚洲足球的其他地方,泰国足协主席颂育·蓬潘芒表示,泰国足协正计划在9月份重启泰国甲级联赛和乙级联赛,比赛将举办到2021年5月。蓬潘芒表示,这一赛事日程取决于未来几个月泰国出现新冠肺炎疫情案例的减少。

泰国足球联赛通常在集中在同一个年份举办。蓬潘芒还说,如果9月恢复泰国足球联赛,明天5月结束所有赛事,这将成为泰国新的永久赛程表,这一赛程表效仿了欧洲足球联赛。

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