FIFA: Super Eagles, Others May Not Play This Year Due to COVID-19

FIFA: Super Eagles, Others May Not Play This Year Due to COVID-19

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic may additionally now force worldwide matches like those of the Super Eagles now not to be performed this 12 months

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic may additionally now force worldwide matches like those of the Super Eagles now not to be performed this 12 months as the numerous leagues around the world could be top priority have to lifestyles return to normal quickly, in step with FIFA Vice-president Victor Montagliani.

FIFA have already called off global fits in March and June no thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Eagles remaining played on November 17, 2019, after they beat hosts Lesotho 4-2 in a 2021 AFCON qualifier.

The double-header towards Sierra Leone in March as well as an AFCON qualifier in Benin in June have because been postponed.

The three-time Africa champions are now scheduled to host Lesotho in a opposite tie for the 2021 AFCON on September 8.

Montagliani, who leads a FIFA committee to supervise the fall-outs for football because of the Coronavirus, has now warned that the global home windows of September, October and November could also be called off.

“Personally, I think it is going to be a challenge (to play international video games then). Not only due to the fitness troubles around the sector and the want for preparation, however additionally in regards to having to go abroad as soon as we begin again,” stated Montagliani who’s also president of CONCACAF.

“I assume the leagues will be first priority. The international fits in September are nonetheless ahead, but I would rather not say that they’re not safe due to the fact such matters are actually.”

He similarly cautioned that the qualifying layout of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar may additionally ought to be redesigned attributable to these numerous postponements.

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino had in advance restated his function in a message despatched to its 211-member federations last weekend.

“Our first priority, our principle, the one we can use for our competitions and encourage all and sundry to comply with is that health comes first,” the FIFA President stated. “I cannot stress this enough. No match, no competition, no league is well worth risking a unmarried human life.

“Everyone inside the world should have this very clean in their mind. It could be greater than irresponsible to pressure competitions to renew if matters aren’t 100% safe. If we have to wait a bit longer we must do so. It’s higher to attend a touch bit longer than to take any risks,” concludes the FIFA chief.

 

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