Later this month, CONMEBOL’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixtures were going to resume; however, it appears as the European clubs have won their stance in sending their players to South America.
For those who need a quick refresher, countries in Europe have designated South America in code red as places such as Brazil are enduring a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths.
Furthermore, players returning from international duty have to comply with a ten-day quarantine period. If a team is in a tight league race such as Paris Saint-Germain, they can ill afford to lose players even for one fixture as every point is valuable.
As a result, South America’s governing body, CONMEBOL, announced that they’d reschedule the March fixtures. For the capital club, it means that Marquinhos, Neymar Jr., Leandro Paredes, and Ángel Di María will remain in the French capital.