China will play their 2022 World Cup qualifying matches against the Maldives and Guam behind closed doors in Thailand because of the coronavirus, the Chinese Football Association said on Friday.
The announcement marks the latest disruption to sport in China, the epicentre of an outbreak that has left more than 2,200 people dead in the country and sparked global alarm.
China will play the Maldives on March 26 and Guam on March 31 at Chang Arena in Buri Ram.
The Thai government asked that both games take place without any fans because of the coronavirus, the CFA said.
The Guam match was originally supposed to take place on the Pacific island, and is nominally a home match for them.-Bangkokpost