"We are waiting on final confirmation from CAF, but that is the thinking at the moment, that the qualification will start in September and not in June," Motsepe's advisor Danny Jordaan, who is also president of the South African Football Association, told reporters.
A final decision is expected to be made at the next CAF Executive Committee meeting, which is scheduled for May 15 in Kigali. A CAF spokesperson declined to comment when contacted by Reuters.
Ibrahimovic came out of international retirement to compete for Sweden for the first time in five years last week, making an assist in each of his two starts for his country in World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Kosovo.
"He's fine, we are happy both for the national team and for him being back here with us," Pioli told a news conference on Friday.
"He has been really patient for his opportunity and has performed consistently at a high level every week for his club and has been with us for a very long time waiting for this moment," said Southgate, confirming the 28-year-old's starting role.
Pope had little to do against San Marino but will hope he can now make a strong case to keep the first choice spot.
Team captain and Hertha Berlin midfielder Vladimir Darida, Bayer Leverkusen forward Patrik Schick, Hoffenheim defender Pavel Kaderabek and Werder Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka all started in the Group E qualifier on Wednesday against Estonia but will now miss the Belgium match.
"German authorities could not confirm that those national team players would not have to go into quarantine after their return to Germany," Sedivy said, explaining why the clubs would not release the players.
The Dutch protest will follow action taken by the players of Norway and Germany who wore shirts before their World Cup qualifiers this week voicing concern over the conditions for migrant workers in the Gulf country.
"I can give a scoop," De Ligt said, referring to the planned protest. "You will see what it is tomorrow."
The Danes take on Israel in their first qualification match for the 2022 Qatar World Cup on Thursday, before facing Moldova on Sunday and Austria next week.
"They were very hectic days," Eriksen told a news conference ahead of Denmark's game against Israel. "Before the weekend it was practically a no, then we started getting closer to the weekend and it became more and more a yes.
Earlier this week, the French league said that Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 clubs "would not make available for selection the foreign players summoned for matches outside the EU / EEA zone during the next international period in March."
"It's a big surprise to hear that on Saturday. These situations could be anticipated," he said.
Earlier this month, Portugal were granted permission to change the location of their qualifier against Azerbaijan from Lisbon to Turin over coronavirus concerns, and several Italian newspapers suggest Ronaldo played a part in the move.
Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttosport said Portugal's all-time top goalscorer also negotiated with Juventus for his compatriots to use the club's Continassa sports centre and for the team to stay at J|Hotel next to the training base.
Barcelona's 18-year-old forward Pedri, Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, Eibar attacker Bryan Gil and fullback Pedro Porro of Sporting are the new faces in a squad that only contains six players from Spain's 'big three' clubs.
His team mate Pedri has been one of the breakout stars of this La Liga campaign, making 26 La Liga appearances in his debut season.