Women's Cup qualifiers suspended

April 4, 2003
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Asian soccer authorities scrapped the continent's qualifying series for the women's World Cup later this month because of the SARS outbreak.

The qualifying series in Bangkok involving Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Vietnam among 15 participating nations, was scheduled for April 17-3.0. It was shelved due to health concerns of players and officials, the Asian Football Confederation said Friday.

"AFC's top priority is to safeguard the health and welfare ...

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