Jun 12, 12 months ago

FIFA officially cancels the World Cup match between Sri Lanka vs Macau

FIFA officially cancels the World Cup match between Sri Lanka vs Macau

With the official announcement by the Macau FA to FIFA of their decision not travel to Sri Lanka, FIFA has now officially cancelled the above match which was to be played tomorrow 11 June in Colombo.

Earlier , Macau FA has requested FFSL to consider playing the above match in a neutral country citing security concerns after Easter Attacks. However, Sri Lanka Football Authorities stand firm to confirm that Sri Lanka is safe and as normal as before and special security plans were put in place to play this game .
Sri Lanka Football wanted to use this occasion to show the world that “Sri Lanka is ready “ to host any international events and to stand together with all communities as one to show solidarity to sports. It was a effort to show everyone that Sri Lankan are still living in harmony and peace with each other except few isolated minor incidents.

Sri Lankan National Football Team Will now advance to the group stages , but will have to wait an official decision by FIFA in few weeks.

FFSL is on right track in taking the game to next level slowly and steadily.
Progress of the National Team was remarkable and it was seen a gradual development in the team .

FFSL will make official announcement once the decision of the match results is announced by FIFA , and the match for tomorrow is officially cancelled. Match Commissioners and other Officials who are here will cut short their visit and return today to their respective countries.

President Anura De Silva net with FIFA Officials and thanked them for their support. He also thanked all staff and LOC for their tireless work .

General Secretary Jaswar Umar , who is currently overseas also showed his appreciation to all staff and LOC.

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