Official FIFA: “the Games may begin no earlier than 2021”

Vice-President of FIFA Victor Montellano from Canada said that the matches may not begin until 2021, because of the limitations associated with coronavirus pandemic, and the need to give the option to resume club competition.

FIFA has already cancelled the fights between countries, which was to be held in March and June. Montallana, the President of CONCACAF, said that the September, October and November Windows for matches of the national teams can also be cancelled. The return of fans to the stadiums depends on the time of appearance of the vaccine disease COVID-19, and it may not happen before 2021.

Montallana said, “I believe that tournaments are a priority. The September matches is yet to be annulled, but I’m not sure what they will be, given how things stand now.

I doubt very much that the first football matches will with the fans. Such it is impossible to imagine now. I’m sure it will be a phased approach, when society tries to return to normal life. I am sure that with the March window in 2021 everything will be fine. The priority is to help start national leagues, and then look at the possibility of the teams.

The qualifying format for world Cup in Qatar might have to be reduced with tighter deadlines to have time to play the qualification for the tournament, which begins in November 2022″.

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