FIFA are reportedly requesting to get the South American World Cup qualifiers delayed.
With the COVID restrictions all around the world and with many South American players based in Europe, FIFA will reportedly request to CONMEBOL to get this month’s South American World Cup qualifiers delayed to a further date.
The reason being that the European clubs would refuse to let their players travel to South America to play the matches.
This would not be the first time the South American World Cup qualifiers have been delayed with them having been already delayed twice last year. Argentina would play Uruguay at home on March 26 before playing their second match on March 30 away vs. Brazil.
La FIFA le va a pedir a la @CONMEBOL que cancele la doble fecha de Eliminatorias de este mes, y que la reprograme para otra fecha FIFA de acá a marzo del año que viene.
¿El motivo? No logra torcerle el brazo a los clubes europeos para que cedan a sus jugadores por tema COVID.
— Javier Lanza (@javierlanza) March 3, 2021