Australia won't host Chinese clubs in Asian Champions League

An urgent meeting will be held in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday to discuss the fate of Asian Champions League matches involving Perth Glory and Sydney FC against Chinese teams.

Football Federation Australia has told the Asian confederation (AFC) Australia can no longer host the matches after the federal government banned foreigners travelling from China due to the coronavirus outbreak there.

Perth Glory were scheduled to host Shanghai Shenhua in their opening ACL clash on Tuesday, Feb. 11 while Sydney FC were to host another Chinese team, Shanghai SIPG, one day later.

FFA said on Sunday the AFC has called a meeting at its Malaysia headquarters for Tuesday to discuss how to handle the matter.

FFA head of leagues, Greg O'Rourke, will attend on behalf of FFA and the Australian clubs.