(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Oman's home game against Jordan in the 2015 Asian Cup qualifier on November 15 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex will be moved to a new date, according to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
The decision was taken after Jordan qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup's intercontinental playoff round, to be held on November 14 and 20.
Jordan entered the intercontinental playoffs after recently beating Uzbekistan in their Asian round playoff. It will now play the fifth-placed team from South America.
The AFC has asked the football associations of Oman, Jordan and also Singapore to work out a fresh set of dates and venues and kick-off times for their Asian Cup qualifiers by September 25.
Following the November 15 tie in Muscat, Jordan was scheduled to travel to Singapore for its next Asian Cup qualifier on November 19.
According to the AFC, Oman, Jordan and Singapore can slot their new fixtures on unused FIFA match days for 2013.
However, both of Jordan's matches - against Oman and Singapore - must be played before March 5.
If the three football associations fail to finalise the fixtures by the September 25 deadline, the AFC will draw up the fixtures as per its competitions committee's decision. In that case, Oman would host Jordan on January 31 and Singapore would host Jordan on February 4.
Oman's next Asian Cup qualifier is against Jordan in Amman, on October 15, and coach Paul Le Guen is expected to call up the national team players for a preparatory camp on October 7.
Though a friendly game against Lebanon was planned in Beirut for October 11, sources in the Oman team said it is most likely that Oman won't travel to that country due to the sensitive political situation there. Efforts are also on to arrange a friendly match in Muscat ahead of the Jordan game.