FIFA President Gianni Infantino has suggested the postponement of the 2021 Club World Cup in order for the completion of the rescheduled European Championships and Copa America tournaments.
In a statement on FIFA's official website, Infantino said:
"The world is facing an unprecedented health challenge and clearly a global and collective response is needed. Cooperation, mutual respect, and understanding must be the guiding principles for all decision-makers to have in mind at this crucial moment in time.
"Particularly in football, finding appropriate and fair solutions at global level is imperative. This requires unity, solidarity and a shared sense of responsibility and we need to think of all those around the world potentially impacted by our decisions."
In a flurry of news, an email landed from FIFA’s Gianni Infantino. More detail than his hand-washing vid. 2021 Club World Cup (no teams, broadcasters, sponsors yet) will move to accommodate Euros & Copa America. $10m for WHO’s Covid-19 fund. Possible football hardship fund, too. pic.twitter.com/JPaiXvx2Ji— Matt Slater (@mjshrimper) March 17, 2020
UEFA announced today that it would postpone Euro 2020 for 12 months and that delay will now allow current domestic commitments to be completed by clubs.
More to follow.