Asian World Cup qualifiers postponed until 2021

The Socceroos pose for a team photo before a match Source: Getty Images

Qualifying matches in Asia for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup have been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Asian Football Confederation says the delay is to protect the health and safety of all participants.

The 2022 World Cup is set to be played in Qatar and the Asian Cup will be held in China the following year.

Qualifying matches were originally scheduled to take place during October and November.

Source AAP