The First Division campuses, added to Tigre, began to move with a view to the return of activity in September.
The day has come for First Division clubs in Argentine soccer to be able to resume training after almost five months without being able to do so due to restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tigre, from the First National (2nd division) is added to the teams in the main category, since it is urgent to start the work by having the Copa Libertadores date scheduled for mid-September.
The campuses returned with strict protocols and the order that they must begin to work in groups, until the authorities are ready and the corresponding sanitation is carried out in each one of them.
The recent cases of COVID-19 registered in Boca (Agustín Almendra), River (Gonzalo Montiel in a serological test, and the youth goalkeeper Ezequiel Centurión), Racing (Juan José Cáceres) took the account to a total of 16 players diagnosed in the last days and that forced the isolation of said professionals.
For now, the teams are already back on the field of each of their properties, exercising with a view to official action: Boca, River, Racing, Defensa y Justicia and Tigre will be the first to do so in the Libertadores, while locally, a return is expected by the end of September.
Separated into groups and complying with the protocols that the AFA agreed with the health authorities, the campus began with its first day of training at the Ezeiza Center after the quarantine.#Come on mouth pic.twitter.com/22VzQQyag8
– Boca Jrs. Official (from) (@BocaJrsOficial) August 10, 2020
– River Plate (@RiverPlate) August 10, 2020
– San Lorenzo (@SanLorenzo) August 10, 2020
– Club Atlético Tigre (@catigreoficial) August 10, 2020
Serological analysis of the campus prior to field training pic.twitter.com/IfhZldV7fb
– Defense and Justice (from home) (@ClubDefensayJus) August 10, 2020
⚽ The first two groups are already working in the Olympic Village. pic.twitter.com/lK2jMyOmhe
– Vélez Sarsfield (@Velez) August 10, 2020
New day of tests at the Jorge Griffa Training Center
The leprous footballers underwent new controls, ahead of the restart of practices scheduled for this Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/lD2diMdnWq
– Newell’s Old Boys (@CANOBoficial) August 10, 2020
– Club Lanús (en) (@clublanus) August 10, 2020
⚽ The PCR tests carried out on Friday showed that Mauricio Guzmán tested positive for COVID-19, the youth defender is asymptomatic and consequently, he will not be able to start training tomorrow with the rest of his teammates
– Students from La Plata (@EdelpOficial) August 10, 2020
We start with the swabs!
Today swabs were performed on players and the club’s technical and medical staff. On Thursday the serological tests requested by @afa and, once the results are obtained, they will return to training.
Less and less is missing! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/KIthyVeYDD
– Arsenal Football Club (@ArsenalOficial) August 10, 2020
– CATalleresdecba (@CATalleresdecba) August 10, 2020
Second shift! ✅ ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/mD2eLoh90v
– Club A. Banfield (from) (@CAB_oficial) August 10, 2020
– Atlético Tucumán (en) (@ATOficial) August 10, 2020
WE COME BACK pic.twitter.com/ulK1dQDiTH
– Club Godoy Cruz (@ClubGodoyCruz) August 10, 2020
A new stage began!
This morning, divided into groups, the squad resumed practices at Casasol.
The tests corresponding to players, Coaching Staff and assistants of first need are carried out pic.twitter.com/o8JfvY6uDy
– Union Athletic Club (@clubaunion) August 10, 2020
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