On October 9th, Qatar officially confirmed that it will once again provide venues and support for the AFC Champions League. All remaining East Asian games will be held in Qatar until the final on December 19, 2020.
After successfully hosting the AFC West Asia Division League from September 14th to October 3rd, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) cordially invites Qatar to escort the East Asian region again. East Asian events were suspended in March this year due to the outbreak of the new crown epidemic.
To support this top Asian club tournament, Qatar agreed to host and ensure that the schedule is as close as possible to the original plan.
From November 18th to December 13th, 16 clubs from the six East Asian countries will compete in four stadiums in Qatar.
Teams and staff arriving in Qatar for the competition must abide by a set of strict health and safety rules to ensure the health and safety of participating players, staff and local organizing committee staff. During the West Asia competition, Qatar tested more than 7,900 new crown tests.
Mansour Ansari, secretary-general of the Qatar Football Association, said: "We are very happy to provide a safe environment for the AFC Champions League and look forward to the Eastern Conference in November and December. Qatar knows the importance of football to Asia. Meaning, I am very pleased that my country can provide world-class infrastructure and healthy and safe operations to contribute to the return of intercontinental competitions."
The sixteen teams are: China and South Korea each have four clubs, Australia and Japan each have three, Malaysia and Thailand each have one team.
All players and entourage must be tested upon arrival, and random tests will be conducted during the game. All venues, training grounds, media centers and other facilities will be disinfected regularly, and medical staff will be on standby 24/7 during the game to ensure that all health and safety measures are in place. (Yuan Ye)