World football governing body FIFA has postponed South American qualifying matches for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. This was after a request from the region’s football federation amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus.
FIFA said in a letter to the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), which the federation tweeted, that it would seek to reschedule the 10 matches. They were due to take place between March 23 and March 31. A number of Latin America’s top football stars play for European teams in countries that have seen significant cases of the virus.