Tajikistan cancels the tour of the Indian U16 soccer team amid the outbreak of coronavirus

NEW DELHI: Indian U-16 football Exhibition trip of the team to Tajikistan has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The U-16 boys, currently SAFF U-15 champions, were scheduled to leave on March 5 to play two friendlies against Tajikistan, the AFC Runner-up of the U16 Championship.

Please note that as directed by the government of the republic of Tajikistan due to the situation around the coronavirus, the citizens of 35 countries including India cannot visit Tajikistan, Tajikistan Football Federation he said in an official email to Football Federation of all India (AIFF)

In view of the above, friendly matches between our teams remain canceled.

The deadly virus, which has killed more than 3,100 people and infected more than 90,000 worldwide, has wreaked havoc on the international calendar of various sporting events around the world and has even questioned the upcoming Tokyo Olympics .