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The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Friday the withdrawal of Australian clubs Sydney FC, Melbourne City and Brisbane Roar from the 2021 AFC Champions League.
“The matter will now be referred to the relevant AFC committees, and decisions will be announced in due course,” the federation said in a statement.
The AFC did not explain the reason for the withdrawal of Australian clubs, but the Australian League announced earlier today, Friday, that it had amended the league match schedule due to the outbreak of the Corona virus infection in the state of Victoria.
Brisbane Roar was supposed to play Kaya FC in the preliminary round on June 20 and Melbourne City vs Sezero Osaka the following day.
While Sydney FC will play Koreas Jeonbuk in the group stage on June 25