The South American World Cup Qualifiers for Qatar 2022 could be played in Europe this year.
With the global pandemic happening, the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers were supposed to have already been under way with the original set of fixtures starting in March. However, that has since been delayed and the qualifiers are yet to start.
Per a report by El Pais in Uruguay, there are rumors that the South American World Cup Qualifiers could instead be played in Europe. The South American players would have to be isolated for 7 days when arriving to South America and another 7 days when they would return to Europe which would make it difficult for the club season.
Should the qualifiers be moved to Europe, they would be starting this year. Also per the report, except for Bolivia, the remaining players of the remaining South American nations are mostly based in Europe.
The report also takes into account the 2018 Copa Libertadores final which was played in Madrid and was seen as a success.