Conmebol asked FIFA today that the postponement of the start of the South American Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 Men's World Cup be postponed until next September. “Request FIFA to postpone the South American Qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup 2022 to September 2020,” Conmebol published through its social networks.
In this way, the Conmebol “takes extreme precautions against the world and regional evolution of the coronavirus, in line with the recommendations indicated by the international authorities regarding Public Health “.
Last week, FIFA had accepted Conmebol's request to postpone the games scheduled to take place during the international period from March 23 to 31, 2020, where the Argentine National Team had to face Ecuador and Bolivia.
Meanwhile, Domínguez had stated that Conmebol can only officiate as “mediator”, since the definitions depend on the International Federation.
On the other hand, The South American Football Confederation had already decided to postpone the Copa América due to the outbreak of coronavirus that haunts the world, for which reason the contest that was going to be held from June 11 to July 11, will take place in 2021.
“The Confederation, with its president Alejandro Domínguez at the forefront, along with the ten presidents of the different Member Associations, considers that an event of this magnitude deserves that all the attention and effort be focused on its organization; a priority that today remains in the background to protect the health and safety of the national teams, fans, the media and host cities, “he explained.
In addition, in the statement released today, the agency announced that the 72nd Ordinary Congress of the Confederation scheduled for next April 2, 2020 will be held by videoconference due to preventive measures for the pandemic.