South American football's governing body has postponed two rounds of its World Cup qualifiers scheduled for later this month.

The qualifiers for Qatar 2022, due to take place on 25, 26 and 30 March, have been suspended due to the travel restrictions still in place because of coronavirus, the South American Football Confederation said.

"The CONMEBOL board has resolved to suspend the double round of qualifying fixtures for Qatar 2022 scheduled for March," the South American governing body stated on Saturday following a meeting the previous day with FIFA authorities.

"The decision owes to the impossibility of having all the South American players in good time.

"FIFA will look at the rescheduling of the round, in coordination with CONMEBOL and the member associations. Soon, different options will be studied to stage the matches."

FIFA confirmed the news soon afterwards.

Under current coronavirus guidelines, arrivals from red-list travel-ban countries, which includes all those in South America, are subject to 10 days' hotel confinement.

Any players travelling there to compete in the World Cup qualifiers would have had to go in quarantine on their return, missing out on domestic league games and training.

Due to the special circumstances, FIFA has given clubs dispensation to prevent players who may be affected by the regulations from joining up with their countries.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel all said this week that they would stop their players from travelling for international football if they would need to quarantine on their return.