September 15 – The AFC Champions League has restarted with group games being played at centralised venues in both the East and West regions of the region.
With coronavirus fears and restrictions having forced the AFC to push back its international calendar and cancel or suspend the AFC Cup and regional youth championships, news that one player from the Qatari side Al Sadd has tested positive for Covid-19 will test the medical protocols in place in the host nation.
Al Sadd play Al Ain from the UAE today and that game is still going ahead.
“The results of those tests have shown that one (1) player from Qatari side, Al Sadd, has tested positive for COVID-19. Al Sadd are in Group D of the AFC Champions League and will play Al Ain, of the United Arab Emirates today,” said an AFC press release.
“All the appropriate medical support is being given to the team and the player who tested positive is under medical supervision in a quarantined environment as required by the safety measures and COVID-19 protocols put in place for the tournament.
“In addition, and as part of our commitment to ensure the safety of all participating delegations, the AFC medical team together with Qatar’s medical authorities are continuing to conduct COVID-19 tests for all participants in line with the agreed safety regulations.”
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