FIFA has confirmed the postponement of the Qatar 2022 African World Cup qualifiers, which were due to take place in June.

FIFA noted that the decision is in conjunction with the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The postponement was reportedly made due to the need to ensure optimal playing conditions for all teams.

“Taking into consideration the current disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to ensure optimal playing conditions for all teams, it has been decided to postpone the African qualifiers for the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 that were due to be played in June 2021,” football’s world governing body posted on its website.

The qualifiers are now scheduled to take place in existing windows during September, October and November in 2021, as well as March in 2022.

A total of 40 African nations are bidding for one of five places for the continent at the finals in Qatar.

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