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CONMEBOL asks FIFA to suspend World Cup Qualifiers scheduled for March
Amid fears of the dreaded Corona Virus (Covid-19), the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL, /ˈkɒnmɪbɒl/; Spanish: Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol; Portuguese: Confederação Sul-Americana de Futebol or CSF) is the continental governing body of football in South America) has requested the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) to suspend the beginning of the Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup to be played among South American nations in March 2020. This was done by a letter published by CONMEBOL in the name of members including Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Columbia, et cetera.

This comes on the back of the decision by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) cancelling all sporting events in the country until April 2020. FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have agreed to postpone the Asian World Cup qualifying matches in March and June due to the pandemic.

GOOGLE, ADIDAS AND EA team up on new smart shoe insole. Tagged the “next piece of Jacquard wearable Technology”
3 global icons in the form of Google, Adidas and EA have teamed up to execute an agreement for the production of a smart shoe insole. The smart shoe insole has the capability to connect to a user’s (usually a football player) mobile phone and turn kicks and movement on a soccer pitch into rewards in FIFA Mobile platform.

More on this available here

FIFA Football Law Annual Review to be Live-Streamed on fifa.com
The Football Law Annual Review 2019 which was scheduled to hold on Monday, March 16 2020 at Buenos Aires, Argentina will not go on as originally planned, says FIFA. This follows the outbreak of the deadly corona virus and various measures being taken by various national government authorities including Argentina.

The Football Law Annual Review 2019 will now be held at the Home of FIFA in Zurich and live-streamed on the http://www.fifa.com online platform by 09:00 CET on March 16 2020 and will transpire in line with the original programme of activities originally lined up for the event. The Review Document is available for download here.

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