China-Vietnam qualifier moved to Sharjah

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China's 2022 World Cup qualifier next month against Vietnam has been moved to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

China has been unable to host their matches due to stringent quarantine restrictions put in place by authorities as the country continues to battle against the pandemic.

China have been drawn in Group B of the continent's final round of qualifying for the World Cup alongside Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Oman.

The team will play Japan at a neutral venue in Doha on Tuesday before their third match on October 7 against Vietnam.

Syria's home match against Lebanon in Group A on October 12 will also be held at the neutral venue of the King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman, Jordan.

Syria and Lebanon are placed alongside Iran, UAE, South Korea and Iraq their group.

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