AFC postpones Malaysia v North Korea tie in Pyongyang

afc1KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s 2019 Asian Cup qualifying match against North Korea, scheduled for Pyongyang on June 8, has been postponed because of geopolitical tensions, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said today.

Diplomatic relations between the countries soured following the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at klia2 in February.

“The game will now be re-scheduled for the next best available FIFA matchday which is Thursday, Oct 5, 2017,” AFC said in a statement.