As a consequence of the pandemic, the qualifying rounds for the area towards the 2022 Qatar World Cup will start in October, not in September, as planned.
In a joint statement, FIFA and Conmebol announced the measure, which has been poorly received on social networks, as many users consider that poor health management in the region will not be reversed in that period.
As if that were not enough, the South American organ has asked for more spaces to be opened to consolidate the path to the World Cup, a situation that will be reviewed, the top soccer authority reported in its letter.
“Taking into account the results of the discussions held in the FIFA Covid-19 Working Group and the confederations, the Conmebol Council has asked FIFA to include an international window in January 2022 in order to complete the qualifiers South Americans in March 2022, “it reads.
While the national football team is surrounded by uncertainty, Conmebol, reports say, has set September 15 to retake the Copa Libertadores; However, Argentina plans to be the counterweight to the decision, considering this date to be very premature.