SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — An Olympic women’s qualifying soccer tournament will proceed but China’s match with Australia will be delayed because of the visiting team’s continuing isolation at a Brisbane hotel due to the coronavirus.
Football Federation Australian officials said Friday that Australia will now play China on February 12 at Campbelltown in western Sydney.
China was originally scheduled to play Thailand on Monday of next week. Officials were scrambling to reschedule the matches because the Chinese team is being held in isolation at a Brisbane hotel since arriving from China.
Chinese officials say their 32 players and staff are in good health and have shown no signs of the disease.