According to Gonzalo Belloso, secretary of the entity, the clubs will be able to resort to the regulations to modify their venues in the face of the situation caused by the coronavirus.
While several leagues in South America gradually resume their activities, in CONMEBOL the idea of returning the contests as soon as possible is consolidated. For this reason, the entity already contemplates the possibility that the participating teams of the Libertadores Cup and South American have the option to change the location.
According to the body’s Assistant Secretary General, Gonzalo BellosoThis door that is opened to the clubs is linked to the situation of each country in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the Argentine himself assured a few days ago the intention that the institutions remain in their stadiums, he now stated that the change of venue can be carried out through regulations.
“The change of stadium allows the regulation from always. The team warns before and is handled with the Department of Competitions. Now, it could be used if necessary for the needs”, developed the manager in dialogue with Olé.
“It is in the regulations, and not because of the pandemic. It classifies a team that does not have an airport in its city and has to play several kilometers. Others have a court with a lower capacity than allowed. There is always that variable of having access to change of headquarters and can also be demanded from the organizer. It is a valid option at this time, “he added.
Regarding the confederation’s objective for the return of the competitions, Belloso analyzed: “The championships will not return without before. We hope that all the leagues are underway, or at least that the teams have many days of training.”
And in the same vein, he concluded: “As soon as the situation is fine, we have everything ready and working on all the recommendations and decisions so that football continues its course. But we are not going to make any kind of decision without discussing it with the presidents of the federations and, through them, with the clubs they represent. “
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