FIFA announces schedule changes to accommodate postponed matches

The CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will now take place in January 2022

FIFA announces schedule changes to accommodate postponed matches

FIFA has announced a number of schedule changes to accommodate matches postponed because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The organisation has created a new period for international team matches in the middle of the 2021-2022 European soccer season.

Plus, the CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has been pushed back a year until January 2022.

The Concacaf Gold Cup 2021 has also been moved, with preliminary rounds from July 2 to 6, 2021, and final tournament from July 10 to August 1.

The matches must be moved to finish the 2021-2022 campaign early in order to start the next campaign ahead of the World Cup in Qatar in November 2022.

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Last month, Qatar confirmed the match schedule for the World Cup.

The tournament will kick off at Al Bayt Stadium on Monday November 21, 2022, and will finish on December 18.

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