AFC says Macau won't travel to Sri Lanka for WCup qualifier

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AFC says Macau won’t travel to Sri Lanka for WCup qualifier

The Asian Football Confederation says it had been informed by the Macau Football Association that its national team would not travel to Sri Lanka for a 2020 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday at Colombo

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation says it has been informed by the Macau Football Association that its national team will not travel to Sri Lanka for a 2020 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday at Colombo.

Although the AFC statement did not give a reason, soccer officials in Macau said they were concerned over the team’s safety following the deadly terrorist attacks in the country. On April 21, three churches in Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in Colombo were targeted in coordinated terrorist suicide bombings which killed 358 people.

The Macau FA said it decided not to send a team “due to the recent terrorist attack in Sri Lanka and…

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