Kuala Lumpur, Representatives of the East Zone Member Associations with competing teams in the AFC Champions League 2020 have agreed to extend the dates of the knock-out rounds to allow for more time to complete the disrupted group stage fixtures due to the coronavirus outbreak.
According to a report on the AFC’s official website, it was agreed that the group matches scheduled for March and April will be moved to May 19-20, May 26-27, June 16-17 and June 23-24.
Where matches have been agreed between two clubs, they will go ahead as planned if agreed by the other stakeholders. A full list of fixtures will be confirmed between the member associations and the clubs by March 16.
If the current unprecedented situation continues, then matches involving teams, other than clubs from Japan, can be played in July and any outstanding matches which have not been staged from Match Day 1 and 2 need to be concluded before August.