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Diplomatic row forces AFC to postpone M'sia-N Korea match

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The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has postponed the match between Malaysia and North Korea over the current diplomatic row between the two nations.

The Asia Cup 2019 qualification match was supposed to take place at Stadium Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang on March 28.

AFC, however, did not provide a new date for the match.

“The AFC committee decided to postpone the match in view of the diplomatic tension between Malaysia and North Korea.

“A new date for the match would be announced soon,” said the confederation in a statement.

Ties between the two nations became strained following the murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's estranged half brother Kim Jong-nam at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA 2) on Feb 13...

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