Conmebol would grant minuscule aid to Argentines in Libertadores

Conmebol would grant minuscule aid to Argentines in Libertadores

As revealed by the president of Racing, the South American entity would allow the return of the teams from that country to take place on September 17.

The Conmebol lobbied with the announcement of the return of the Libertadores Cup by mid-September, mainly in the clubs of the Argentine soccer, which are the only ones in South America that do not even have a date set for returning to training.

The country is experiencing in these weeks the peak of contagion of coronavirus (above 3,000 daily) and only next Friday 17 will the strict quarantine imposed by the national government expire, to make way for flexibility in different areas. In this sense, football awaits the endorsement of the authorities to return as soon as possible.

The main stakeholders in returning to group practices, which would be between August 5 and 10- are those involved in the continental competition: Boca Juniors, River Plate, Racing Club, Defense and Justice and Tigre, who already know that since the week of September 14, they must appear to give continuity to their international participation.

That is why the teams sent a request to the governing body of South American football and, although they found a contemplation, it was minimal: instead of playing their matches on Tuesday, September 15 or Wednesday, September 16, they will be allowed to play on the day week limit, that is, Thursday 17.

This was revealed by the president of the Academy, Víctor Blanco. “Racing, like the other four Argentine clubs that play Libertadores, asked the AFA to ask Conmebol to delay the start of the Cup for a week or 10 days, but we only managed to get it to do so from September 15 to 18 ( NdeR: September 17), “said the leader in dialogue with DirecTV.

“But we also think that the teams that participate in the Libertadores should start training 10 days before the rest of the Argentines, so as not to be so disadvantaged with the others in South America that will compete with us,” added the boss of the Avellaneda institution. .

In this way, these five teams are waiting for an exception by the Ministry of Health, to start with training in the imminent, always with the indicated protocols.

The Argentines came to play two dates in the group stage until the time of their cancellation and Racing was the only one capable of winning both of their games (Estudiantes de Mérida and Alianza Lima). Meanwhile, Boca won and tied the other, the current runner-up River fell with Liga de Quito in height and added three points (8-0 to Binational), at the same time that Defense and Tigre fell in their two duels.

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