Malaysia's Asian Cup qualifier in jeopardy after N Korea travel ban

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The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), said in a statement yesterday, that they have chose to postpone the Oct 5 match in Pyongyang after being informed by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had issued a travel ban on Malaysians visiting North Korea.

The Football Association of Malaysia said it will issue a statement later Thursday, when asked if the team would be allowed to fly to Pyongyang despite the ban.

"The decision to impose the travel ban on Malaysians to North Korea was taken in view of the escalation of tensions in the Korean peninsula and related developments arising from missile tests", Wisma Putra said.

An global football match between Malaysia and North Korea has been postponed for the third time.

For a long time, Malaysia was considered as one of North Korea's allies but their relationship was strained after the murder of Kim Jong Un's half brother at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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National coach Eduardo Vingada has been forced to turn his attention to Hong Kong after their 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers Group B match against North Korea in Pyongyang on Oct 5 has been postponed - again.

Malaysia's travel ban represents just the latest move undertaken by the Southeast Asian state with respect to the escalating North Korea situation.

On Sept 20, FAM president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim announced in a statement that he had been given special permission from North Korea to travel direct to Pyongyang prior to the match, instead of having to stop over in Beijing, China first.

The Malaysia squad were scheduled to leave for North Korea on October 3, via Singapore and Beijing.

The Malaysians are bottom of Group B with one point, while North Korea are in second spot on two points, with both nations having played two games.

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