After a meeting between the authorities of the Government and the AFA, it was defined that the teams of the First Division will return to train from next Monday.
This Tuesday the expected meeting between the Argentine Football Association and the government, with the return of training as the central theme and a resolution where the request of the clubs prevailed: The return will be on Monday, August 10 for the 24 teams of the Primera División and Tigre, who plays in the second division but participates in the Libertadores Cup.
The meeting took place from 5:00 p.m. at the Government House and the participants were Claudio Tapia, Pablo Toviggino and Victor Blanco on the AFA side, while Ginés González García, Santiago Cafiero and Matías Lammens did it on the Executive Power side.
The agreement, after having approved the protocol that the entity’s Medical Council had presented more than two weeks ago, includes that during the weekend all footballers, technical bodies and employees of institutions committed to practices, submit to tests to detect positive cases of COVID-19 and be isolated before the reunion.
Talks between the AFA and the government had been delayed in recent weeks, but they couldn’t wait any longer: Boca, River, Racing, Defense and Tigre will participate again for the Copa Libertadores on September 17.
Argentine soccer was suspended on March 17 amid the coronavirus pandemic, so it took 140 days for the teams’ return to the fields to be confirmed.
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