ALEXIS MAC ALLISTER’S competitive international debut could be put on hold by coronavirus.

South American football bosses are considering postponement of the first two rounds of World Cup qualifiers.

Mac Allister has been selected for Argentina’s squad to face Ecuador and Bolivia.

CONMEBOL, the body which governs South American football, said they “will analyse in detail all possible risks and study how they affect its competitions.”

Should the games go ahead, Mac Allister’s chances of playing could be enhanced by the fact six players based in Italy, including Lautaro Martinez and Paulo Dybala, are not expected to travel.

Lionel Messi would also be ruled out if, as thought possible, CONMEBOL insisted on 14 days self-isolation for players arriving from Spain.

Albion will ask for fans’ help as they get their own game on, at home to Arsenal on Saturday.

The match goes ahead even though the Gunners’ trip to Manchester City last night was postponed.

Several Arsenal players and four staff members self-isolated as a precautionary measure after being in close proximity to Olympiacos owner Evangelos Makinakis during a recent Europa League fixture.

Makinakis has since revealed he was “visited” by the virus.

The Arsenal staff members will return to work tomorrow.

Fans heading to the Amex will be asked to maintain high standards of hygiene and pay for goods by card rather than cash.

The fund-raising Robert Eaton Memorial Fund quiz, in the Heineken Lounge at the Amex tomorrow (7.30pm), also goes ahead as planned.

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