Hong Kong wait on FIFA decision

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A final decision is expect on Friday regarding the venue for Hong Kong's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Maldives.

A state of emergency was declared in Maldives on Wednesday in the midst of political turmoil in the Indian Ocean nation.

"We have spent most of the day and the night before in discussion with FIFA, the AFC and the Maldives Football Association regarding the match due to be held in Male next Thursday," Hong Kong Football Association chief executive Mark Sutcliffe told the South China Morning Post.

Should it be decided that the match cannot go ahead as planned, possible alternatives are to postpone the match until the situation in Male has improved, move the match to Hong Kong, or switch the match to a neutral venue.

Hong Kong currently sit in second spot in qualifying Group C with 10 points from their first five matches.