FIFA is in talks with Qatari authorities about scrapping the necessary vaccination necessities for subsequent yr’s World Cup.

Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani announced in June that it will require any followers wanting entry into subsequent yr’s match to be totally inoculated in opposition to the coronavirus, however has mentioned nothing in regards to the coverage for gamers but.

For the primary time on Sunday, FIFA supplied direct encouragement for footballers to get vaccinated.

“We encourage COVID-19 vaccinations,” FIFA mentioned, “and endorse the World Health Organization’s position: Safe, fair, and equitable access is critical in all countries. Players should not receive priority access to vaccines.”