The Council of the CONMEBOL decided to suspend the double date of the qualifiers for Qatar 2022 scheduled for March. The decision is due to the impossibility of having all the South American players in a timely manner due to restrictions on flights from different European countries.
The FIFA will analyze the rescheduling of the date, in coordination with the CONMEBOL and member associations. Soon, the different options for holding the matches will be studied.
Thus, Leo Messi, who had two games scheduled with Argentina for the fifth and sixth dates of the South American qualifiers against Uruguay of Luis Suarez (March 26) and Brazil of Neymar (March 30), he will not travel and will have an unexpected break in a decisive stretch of the season, since on April 11 the Real Madrid-Barça de Liga is played at the Bernabéu and on April 17 the Cup final is played del Rey against Athletic at La Cartuja in Seville. Before, a Barça-Valladolid on April 4.