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Coronavirus: FIFA postpones South American World Cup qualifiers
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Coronavirus: FIFA postpones South American World Cup qualifiers

South America qualifying matches for the 2022 Qatar World Cup has been postponed by FIFA following a request from the region's football federation amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus.

The governing body said in a letter to the CONMEBOL, which the federation tweeted, that it would seek to reschedule the 10 matches due to take place between March 23 and 31.

"We will continue to work with and consult you and your team to be able to find possible dates in which these matches can be played, something which will require... solutions that take into account the unique and fast-changing nature of this exceptional situation," FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura wrote in the letter.

A number of Latin America's top football stars play for European teams in countries that have seen significant cases of the virus and would have faced quarantines on their return to their home countries.