Conmebol president says he did not support FIFA in postponing qualifying matches – Prime Time Zone


In an interview, Alejandro Domínguez claimed that he has little time to reschedule matches and assured that the Covid-19 protocol in football is safe

Leo Correa / MoWA PressConmebol opposed the suspension of the March qualifying games

The President of Conmebol, Alejandro Domínguez, admitted this Thursday, 18, that he was not in favor of suspending the two rounds that would take place in March in the South American qualifiers to the 2022 World Cup. “We were the only confederation of the six that opposed this, because, first, we know how little time we have on the calendar to reschedule postponed games, and, second, here we are playing football with a high level of health coverage”, guaranteed the leader. Domínguez, however, said he understood the decision of the Fifa, who claimed the need for a “very high level of security” in matches, to avoid the spread of the new coronavirus.

“We understand that Fifa has to think all over the world, and they proposed to postpone it,” said the president of Conmebol, during a visit to the premises of the Montevideo City Torque, a subsidiary of the City Football Group, owner of the Manchester City, in Uruguay. The next round of the Qualifiers is scheduled for the month of June. At the moment, the Brazilian Team is the leader in the table. The classification zone also includes Argentina, Ecuador e Paraguay. If the dispute ended now, the Uruguay would fight for a place in the World Cup in the playoffs.