COVID-19: FIFA Vice-President Claims Super Eagles May Not Play Any Match This Year

Super Eagles Play This Year

International matches like those of the Super Eagles not to be played this year as the various leagues around the world would be top priority should life return to normal soon after the Coronavirus Pandemic, according to FIFA Vice-president Victor Montagliani.

FIFA have already called off international matches in March and June no thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The three-time Africa champions last played on November 17, 2019, when they beat hosts Lesotho 4-2 in a 2021 AFCON qualifier.

The double-header against Sierra Leone in March as well as an AFCON qualifier in Benin in June have since been postponed.

Nigeria are now scheduled to host Lesotho in a reverse tie for the 2021 AFCON on September 8.

According to ThisDay, Montagliani, who leads a FIFA committee to oversee the fall-outs for football because of the Coronavirus, has now warned that the international windows of September, October and November could also be called off.

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He further suggested that the qualifying format of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar may have to be redesigned on account of these several postponements.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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