FIFA RELEASE – In the light of the health risks posed by the outbreak of the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) virus in East Asia, FIFA and its President Joseph S. Blatter have decided to postpone the draw for the FIFA Women’s World Cup China PR 2003, which was due to be held in Wuhan (China) on 24 May.

This preventive measure has been taken in the interests of the health of those taking part in the draw.