CONCACAF Qualifiers Delayed By FIFA See Reschedule Date

CONCACAF Qualifiers Delayed By FIFA See Reschedule Date
Badmus Abdulsobur 

The start of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in the CONCACAF region, comprising North and Central America and the Caribbean, has been put back until March next year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, global soccer body Fifa 

In the latest delay to the qualifying competition for the tournament in Qatar, Fifa said it had jointly decided with CONCACAF that the international dates in October and November were too early for play to start in the current circumstances.

"Many parts of the region continue to have very challenging public health situations, and that has been a key factor in this decision," said Fifa in a statement.

"Additionally, several countries across the confederation have travel restrictions and quarantine requirements, which would make international football involving 30 national teams extremely difficult."

The South American qualifiers, which had been due to begin in March this year, will not start until at least next month, while the Asian qualifiers, where the second round is underway, will not restart until March 2021.

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