Macau not to send football team to Sri Lanka amid security concerns

Last Updated: Jun 09 2019 15:03
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FOOTBALL- Macau Football Federation (MFA) has decided not to send its national team for a World Cup qualifying match to Sri Lanka amid security concerns following the deadly Easter attacks that killed 238 people.

Macau was due to play Sri Lanka on Tuesday in the second leg of a qualifying first-round clash.

MFA said in a statement that it had asked FIFA, the Asian Football Confederation and Sri Lanka’s footballing authorities to switch the match to a neutral venue but the request had yet to be granted.

The first round of Asian qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is currently underway.