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FIFA Cancels International Round of Football Fixtures

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FIFA has cancelled the international football matches that will be played outside Europe to reduce travel for players.

FIFA window for international football opens at the end of August 2020.

The world football governing body said the period scheduled from August 31 to September 8 will be replaced with a new window from January 24 to February 1 next year “for all confederations except UEFA.”

This means non-European players will not have to travel to play with their national team.

FIFA said the new period in January and February had been chosen with the African Cup of Nations in mind, with “the exact dates to be determined at a later date”.

The Council of the world governing body had decided on these calendar changes “in response to the global disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to plague many parts of the world.”

It also cancelled the women’s international, scheduled for September 14-22, for all confederations except UEFA.

Source: Naija News