The AFC have announced multiple changes to its competitions calendar for the rest of this year.
Matches in the AFC Champions League East Zone are now scheduled to be played between November 15 and December 13, rather than the slated October return date.
This affects the three Australian teams left in the competition, Melbourne Victory, Perth Glory and Sydney FC.
The AFC’s Executive Committee also agreed the final of the AFC Champions League will be played in the West Zone on December 19 of this year, in a singular match.
Matches in the AFC Champions League West Zone are set to resume later today.
AFC President Shaikh Salman said: “A huge amount of work has been undertaken to ensure these matches can kick off on September 14 and the AFC has been extremely professional in ensuring that the matches can go ahead and go ahead safely.
“These matches will be dedicated to our frontline health and care workers who have been the real stars in recent months. The return of football is something to celebrate and so is the contribution of the frontline workers.
“It gives some hope to see football back and there has been great work in putting in place the necessary protocols and procedures to keep everyone safe, so we are taking the first steps. We will also work closely with all the stakeholders in Asia and with FIFA to ensure that football continues.”
In addition, the AFC Futsal Championship will now be held in Kuwait and will begin one month later than planned, in December.