Corona-Lockdown: Asian Champions League without Shanghai

Shanghai SIPG vs Urawa Red Diamonds (AFC Champions League 2017: Semi-finals – 1st Leg)
The Chinese football club Shanghai Port FC can not participate in this year’s edition of the Asian Champions League. The reason for this is the strict Lockdown, which was imposed after a Corona outbreak in the milleas town. The metropolis is completely sealed.

The team around the Brazilian star Oscar may not travel currently, which makes participation in the group stage of competition impossible. Shanghai, 2017 semi-finalist The AFC Champions League, according to the Asian Football Association, should not be replaced by another team.

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For almost two weeks, Shanghai is under the strict Lockdown. More than 25 million inhabitants are affected by the measures that were decided in response to an omikron wave. Nearly 25,000 new infections mean a record during the Corona Pandemic in China, which holds at its zero Covid policy.

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