"In view of the logistics in coordinating the five zones of the AFC Cup and completing the Inter Zone matches, the AFC executive committee also agreed that the pandemic created complexities which constituted a force majeure event and, with sadness, led to the cancellation of the 2020 competition," it said.
One of the most recognizable faces in Chinese sport, Zhu admitted that the COVID-19 outbreak had a big impact on the Chinese team's build-up to Tokyo 2020 as all international competitions have been cancelled because of the epidemic.
In other fixtures on Thursday, Palmeiras won 2-0 at Corinthians and Atletico Goianiense beat Vasco da Gama 2-1 in Rio de Janeiro. Enditem
Jiangxi dominated the game at the beginning as Andy Russel put the newly-promoted side ahead in the 10th minute through a close-range header.
"What's more, Shaanxi will host 100 marathon or running competitions between the September and May in 2021 for the amateur runners," said Dong Li, the deputy director of the mass sports department of the 14th National Games' organizing committee.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Corinthians have sacked head coach Tiago Nunes after the club's poor start to the Brazilian Serie A season.
"It's already dangerous enough, and I was really surprised and shocked at the moment that I felt something," the Belgian rider added.
Following the cancellation of the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championship in April, the last major European Athletics event this year has been cancelled.
Garcia will be expected to get results but with a squad that looks much weaker than last season that looks difficult; what the former Watford boss desperately needs is a positive start in Sunday's derby at home to Levante.
Hunan finally sealed the victory with a quick win in the women's doubles as Liu Xuanxuan/Chen Fanghui overwhelmed Lv Rouhao/Ren Linfei 11-5, 11-5, 11-3 in just 19 minutes.
The next mixed doubles game saw Zhang Wen/Wei Yaxin edge Zhou Haodong/Lin Xin to help Hunan take the lead. However, Zhejiang leveled again after Huang Yuxiang swept Wang Zhengxing in the men's singles.