Saudi giants Al Hilal had accused the Asian Football Confederation of showing insufficient "flexibility" after the club was axed for being unable to name a 13-man squad after several players tested positive for the virus.
Coronavirus-struck defending champions Al Hilal kicked out of Asian Champions League with depleted squad
Al Hilal were "deemed to have withdrawn from the competition" after failing to name the required 13 players for their AFC Champions League (West) Group B match in Doha.
The AFC said five players from Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal and another from Qatar’s Al Duhail were found with the virus following tests on all teams taking part in the western region of the tournament.
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Asian Champions League: Salem Al-Dawsari, Bafetimbi Gomis score as Al Hilal beat Urawa Reds in lop-sided final
Salem Al-Dawsari and Bafetimbi Gomis scored in the second half on Sunday as Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal beat Urawa Reds 2-0 to win the Asian Champions League final 3-0 on aggregate.
The AIFF also earned a nomination after being named among three federations for AFC President Recognition Awards in Grassroots Football Developing category
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