translated from Spanish: The Conmebol would postpone the start of the Coronavirus Qualifiers

The Conmebol would soon make official the suspension of the start of the Qualifiers of the World Cup of Qatar 2022, competition where the ‘Roja’ is scheduled to start on March 26 and 31 against Uruguay and Colombia, respectively. The governing body of the South American football would have already warned the 10 participating federations that the first two dates will not be played by the end of this month, due to the coronavirus and quarantine to be subjected to by players who are mainly in Italy and Spain. We want to avoid contagion. Carlos Salinas, director of sports of the Peruvian media La República, Líbero and El Popular, wrote on social media: «From Conmebol they have already informed the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) and other federations of this continent that the Elimination will not start end of March. Ricardo Gareca expects a new date to rethink the work of the national team.» This is in addition to the decision of other countries, mainly in Italy and Spain, to suspend matches or dispute them without public for the expansion of Covid-19.The journalist quoted said that on March 17 there will be a crucial meeting headed by Conmebol to publicly release the news.

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