Because of the epidemic,
This is also the first time in decades. The last time the national football team did not have an official game for a year has not known when. Under normal circumstances, international friendly matches (including empty games), World Asian Preliminaries, Asian Preliminaries, East Asian Cup, Asian Cup, China Cup, World Cup and other events are considered official competitions.
The National Football Team only had a teaching match with SIPG and Shenhua at the training base in May 2020. These two matches certainly cannot be counted as official matches. The last time the national football team had an official game was the East Asian Cup in December 2019.
According to domestic and foreign media reports, the World Asian Conference will resume next year. The World Asian Preliminary 40 matches from November to December this year will be postponed to next year. The AFC announced this decision as early as mid-August.