The working group of the International Football Federation (FIFA) closely monitors the situation with the spread of coronavirus infection and the international calendar, Told in the organization’s press service.
Earlier, a member of the Executive Committee of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Lars-Christer Olsson said that the coronavirus pandemic could hit the international calendar of football competitions for two to three years in advance and potentially affect the holding of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
“On March 18, a working group was created to monitor the current situation, to work together and agree on a coordinated approach to eliminating the consequences of this pandemic, as well as in relation to the international calendar,” RIA Novosti was told in the FIFA press service.
The World Health Organization announced an outbreak of a new coronavirus pandemic on March 11. According to the latest WHO data, the number of people infected with coronavirus in the world exceeded 3 million, more than 217 thousand people died.
The European Championship and America’s Cup 2020 were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic to the 2021st.
Most football leagues in Europe in the 2019/20 season are suspended, the championships of the Netherlands and France are completed ahead of schedule. The World Cup in Qatar will be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022.