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Jason Dasey and Dez Corkhill discuss Shanghai's disappointing 1-1 draw with Urawa Reds, and how it affects their CL hopes.

As such, the Portuguese has to prepare the team for the match against Hong Kong, which will be played at the Hong Kong Stadium on Oct 10.

Following the declaration, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) issued a statement confirming the travel ban.

Malaysia on Thursday banned citizens from traveling to North Korea, scotching yet again its soccer team's participation in an Asian Cup qualifying match, as tension rises on the Korean peninsula over missile and nuclear development by Pyongyang.

The decision was made in view of the "escalation of tensions" in the Korean Peninsula and related developments arising from the country's missile tests.

Putrajaya has banned Malaysians from travelling to North Korea following the hermit state's recent missile tests.

Malaysia is one of North Korea's few remaining diplomatic partners even though bilateral tensions escalated after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's estranged half brother Kim Jong-nam was mysteriously killed at the Kuala Lumpur airport in February.

North Korea's football team
GettyNorth Korea's football team was set to play against Malaysia

"In light of this information, the AFC has postponed the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 final qualifying round Group B match between DPR Korea and Malaysia, which was scheduled to be played in Pyongyang on October 5".

It was rescheduled for a second time in May after the AFC deemed traveling to North Korea a safety risk.

"In light of this information, the AFC has postponed the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Final Qualifying Round Group B match between DPR Korea and Malaysia", it said.

According to AFC, the status of the Group B match would be decided by the competition committee as soon as possible.

On Sept 20, FAM president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim announced in a statement that he had been given special permission from North Korea to travel direct to Pyongyang prior to the match, instead of having to stop over in Beijing, China first.

Two women from Vietnam and Indonesia have been charged in the murder widely believed to have been orchestrated by North Korea.


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