​FIFA president Gianni Infantino has admitted that the Club World Cup will have to be rescheduled after UEFA's decision to suspend Euro 2020.


This summer's European Champions have been pushed back until 2021, with a view of creating space for domestic competitions to finish the 2019/20 campaign before the new season is due to start later this year.


Infantino has confirmed that, as well as requests from UEFA, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) have also asked to move the Copa América - which will have a knock-on effect for FIFA's competitions.

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"The world is facing an unprecedented health challenge and clearly a global and collective response is needed," Infantino's statement read"Cooperation, mutual respect and understanding must be the guiding principles for all decision-makers to have in mind at this crucial moment in time.


"With this in mind, FIFA has constantly been discussing with confederations, member associations and other stakeholders from around the world, also bearing in mind that firstly health and secondly sporting solidarity are paramount considerations for the world of football.


"In this respect, FIFA has received the requests from CONMEBOL and UEFA to postpone respectively the 2020 Copa América and the UEFA EURO 2020 to the June/July of 2021 in a slot previously reserved for the FIFA Confederations Cup and now currently reserved for the new FIFA Club World Cup.


"Finally, it goes without saying that FIFA will keep in regular contact with all members of the football community during this difficult period."


Infantino confirmed that he will propose, at a meeting this week, 'to decide at a later stage - when there is more clarity on the situation - when to reschedule the new FIFA Club World Cup, later in 2021, in 2022 or in 2023.'

As well as effects on football, the future of this year's Olympics has also been called into question due to the coronavirus outbreak, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) says they're committed to going ahead with the games in Tokyo.


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