Uruguay expressed concern about the return of the Libertadores


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Uruguay expressed concern about the return of the Libertadores

Gerardo Lorente, Secretary of Sports, pointed out that the holding of the continental tournament can reactivate the positives in the country.

He Manager of the Secretariat of Sports of Uruguay, Gerardo Lorente, referred to the return of the Libertadores Cup in the eastern republic and explained, in the radio program Vamos que Vamos, that the holding of the tournament will bring difficult decisions, since it could neglect the good situation of the country with respect to the coronavirus.

“It is a very complex issue. Uruguay today has a very good sanitary status and the insertion of a person or a campus that may have the virus and be able to spread it would generate a serious problem for the transit and administration of the pandemic,” said the Senade authority

“It is not closed, but it is not an easy issue. It is about looking for the return and we have already had informal exchanges, but it is not an easy resolution, since the continent has a high volume of infections and positive cases, in that Uruguay It has the best figures in America and it raises a question for us as to how much we can make any of the measures more flexible, “added Lorente.

And he continued: “Not only the entry of schools from abroad, the problem is the exit of the schools, because later when they return it is very difficult to free them from the seven-day quarantine, which would imply a disruption for the local championship.”

However, despite the analysis of the situation, it showed its willingness to hold the contest: “What we want most is for the competition to return, as the governing body of sport, and more at an international level. Uruguay is a pioneer of the Copa Libertadores, we are the ones who founded Conmebol, we have a whole history back that forces us to think positively about international competitions “.

Photo: DANTE FERNANDEZ / AFP via Getty Images


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