CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez urges FIFA to guard members after postponed World Cup qualifiers

CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez urges FIFA to guard members after postponed World Cup qualifiers

There have been meant to be two rounds of CONMEBOL qualifiers this week however the governing physique known as them off.

CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez urges FIFA to protect members after postponed World Cup qualifiers

File picture of Gianno Infantino. Reuters

Asuncion: CONMEBOL on Tuesday urged FIFA to guard its member federations after the postponement of South America’s newest spherical of World Cup qualifiers over coronavirus restrictions.

There have been meant to be two rounds of CONMEBOL qualifiers this week however the governing physique known as them off.

This was as a result of a number of European golf equipment threatened to not launch their gamers, fearing they might be topic to COVID-19 quarantine guidelines and thereby miss membership video games.

Manchester Metropolis’s Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool had threatened to stop gamers from flying abroad for internationals ought to they be required to quarantine on their return.

“We’re asking president (Giani) Infantino and FIFA to maintain working eagerly to guard our associations and our soccer,” stated CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez through the federation’s annual congress in Paraguay on Tuesday.

Infantino, the chief of world soccer’s governing physique, took half within the digital assembly.

“We’re the one confederation on the planet that maintained its qualification format and it is as a result of we adhere to the motto of ‘clear guidelines’ and that is why we perceive matches should be selected the sphere of play,” added Domínguez.

All 10 South American international locations stay on the UK authorities’s crimson checklist of countries for which strict journey restrictions apply.

UK-based gamers coming back from these international locations are topic to 10 days quarantine upon their return that means they might miss as much as three membership matches.

Different international locations corresponding to France additionally at present make use of journey restrictions that might have an effect on returning footballers.

CONMEBOL’s resolution to postpone two rounds of qualifiers has created an issue for the area to finish its program forward of subsequent 12 months’s World Cup in Qatar.

It was already compelled to reprogram its first 4 matchdays after these had been postponed because of the world pandemic.

Brazil at present high qualifying after successful their opening 4 matches whereas fellow continental giants Argentina are simply behind after three wins and a draw.

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