FIFA President Gianni Infantino has warned against re-starting football too early amid the coronavirus pandemic, telling FIFA’s 211 member associations on Friday that such behaviour would be irresponsible.
Soccer around the world has come to a standstill with domestic leagues on hold and major tournaments such as Euro 2020 and the Copa America postponed for one year.
Meanwhile, discussions are being held around the world over when and how to re-start the season while in some countries there are disagreements over whether players should face pay cuts.
It would be more than irresponsible to force competitions to resume if things are not 100 per cent safe,” Infantino said.
“If we have to wait a little longer we must do so. It’s better to wait a little bit longer than to take any risks.”
Infantino reiterated that Fifa was assessing the financial impact of the stoppage so it could prepare the right response.