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Coronavirus forces defending champions Al-Hilal to be removed from AFC Champions League – ABC News

Reigning champions Al-Hilal have been forced to withdraw from the AFC Asian Champions League due to a coronavirus outbreak in the squad.

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Defending champions Al-Hilal have been forced to withdraw from the Asian Champions League after being unable to field a full team due to a coronavirus outbreak.
Key points:

  • Al-Hilal could only name a squad of 11 players for the AFC Champions League match against Shabab Al Ahli Dubai
  • Al-Hilal’s request to have the match postponed was denied by the AFC for logistical reasons
  • The east zone of the Champions League, featuring Sydney FC, Perth Glory and Melbourne Victory, wil…

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