Mr. Hani Taleb Ballan, Member of the Executive Committee of Qatar Football Association (QFA) and CEO of Qatar Stars League (QSL), Mr. Mansour Al Ansari, General Secretary of QFA, and Mr. Ahmed Khellil Abbassi, Executive Director of Competition and Football Development at QSL, participated in an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) meeting for West Asia, via video technology, on Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020.
As the AFC’s official website stated, all member associations (MAs) agreed on the central principle of finding the best way to complete the remaining AFC Champions League season in 2020.
The MAs representing Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Thailand in the East Zone and Qatar, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Uzbekistan in the West Zone also committed to agreeing a format and timetable for the 99 remaining games as soon as possible.
Recognising the travel and medical restrictions, which differ across the continent, the AFC proposed a series of options for concluding the AFC Champions League before the start of the scheduled FIFA Club World Cup, to be held in Qatar in December.
Following comments by the representatives in the meetings, the AFC will present the format and the dates of club competitions for the final review, after which the proposal will be submitted to the AFC Competitions Committee for its approval.