Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Changchun v Adelaide postponed

Due to the official Chinese Earthquake 3 day's of national mourning. Game will now move to Thursday 22nd same Bat time, same Bat place.

KUALA LUMPUR: AFC has postponed the AFC Champions League Group E match between China’s Changchun Yatai and Australia’s Adelaide United to May 22 due to a three-day period of national mourning in China which started today for victims of last week’s massive Sichuan earthquake.

The venue and kick-off time of the match remain the same.

AFC will also observe a minute’s silence before the kick-off of all the AFC Champions League Match Day six games on May 21 as a mark of respect for the victims of the natural disasters in China and Myanmar.

While Cyclone Nargis left at least 100,000 people dead according to various estimates in the Irrawady delta of Myanmar, an earthquake has killed more than 33,000 people in China’s Sichuan province.

AFC recently announced a relief fund of US$250,000 each for reconstruction of football facilities in these two countries. AFC has also invited its partners to join the cyclone and earthquake relief efforts.

Changchun, who are placed second in the group with 11 points, two less than Adelaide United, need a victory over their Australian rivals to qualify for the knock-out stage.

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