The deputy secretary general of the South American governing body remains firm in his position to comply with the format of both competitions.
The Conmebol He remains expectant in relation to two issues with a view to relaunching international activity on the continent: the dates of return of official action in each country (only Brazil is active) and the decline in infections due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In this sense, the governing body of South American football never hesitated to give continuity to the tournaments that started there in January and that were truncated, although this entails restarting in September and ending in early 2021.
This topic made it clear again Gonzalo Belloso, Deputy Secretary General of Conmebol, who in dialogue with Sobremesa de Radio Ovación (Peru) was firm in maintaining his plan around the format of the Copa Libertadores and the South American Cup.
“From data we have and from talks with professionals, they have indicated that in August the situation will be better and in September we have the feasibility of being able to compete without problems. The most important thing is still health. The idea is still to play the same format, respecting the localities of the countries, “said the former Argentine soccer player.
Likewise, Belloso emphasized that they will adapt according to what the panorama demands. “Although we need it to be played, our tournaments will start and end, whether in December or January. When there is a problem in an association in South America, we will seek a solution,” he said.
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