World Cup qualifying programs are already behind schedule in Asia and South America, and are on track to face problems in Europe next year.
After UEFA postponed the 2020 European Championship by one year, that tournament is now set to take fixture dates in June from the 2022 World Cup qualifying groups.
One solution would be national teams playing three competitive games instead of two during the 10-day periods when clubs are mandated to release players for international duty.
The substitutes proposal was announced in anticipation of soccer resuming though it is unclear when that will happen. Games will be played in stadiums without fans for at least several weeks and likely longer.
“FIFA’s main principle is that health comes first and that no match or competition is worth risking a single human life.” soccer’s world body said.
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