Tiger Fighting September 24 News Today, the AFC officially announced that the defending champion Riyadh Crescent will withdraw from the current AFC Championship due to the inability to register full players.
Tiger Fighting 9月24日新闻今天，亚足联正式宣布，由于无法注册正式选手，卫冕冠军利雅得新月将退出本届亚足联冠军。
The AFC wrote in its official social media: As Riyadh Crescent was unable to register the 13 players required for the match against the Dubai Nationals, according to special regulations during the epidemic, Riyadh Crescent was deemed to have withdrawn from the AFC, the same as those in Group B. Tashkent cotton farmers and Dubai nationals advance to the top 16! On the other side, the Jeddah Nationals and Tehran in Group A entered the knockout round independently!
Earlier news reported that many players in the Riyadh Crescent team were found positive for the new crown virus in the AFC health test.