The confirmation was received from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that team India could not be played the match against the Chinese, Taipei. Which was scheduled to play at the D.Y. Patil stadium of Navi Mumbai. The hosting team, Team India has had to withdraw from the ongoing AFC Women’s Asian Cup.
Due to the COVID-19 cases in the camp, it is reported that Team India failed to full fill the minimum required players. 13 minimum players were required in their match of group A against Chinese Taipei as the following several COVID-19 cases. According to Article 4.1 the special rules which apply to this AFC Competition during this time of COVID-19 Pandemic, India was unable to participate in the match. And Article 4.1 ‘s every provision will apply.
As by the regulation of the competition, applying Article 6.5.5, India’s all matches are cancelled and considered void and null.
AFC said that for the avoidance of doubt, during determining the final positions all the goals and points in those matches will not consider, in the group agreeable to Article 7.3. Moreover, now only three teams will be taking part in the competition of group A, by the regulation of competition, Article 7.4.
The official page of the AFC Asian Cup confirmed the news about the withdrawal.
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