Matías Lammens: “There is still a long way to go before the public returns to the stadiums”


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Matías Lammens: "There is still a long way to go before the public returns to the stadiums"

Matías Lammens, Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Nation, He assured that he does not see a scenario in the near future with an audience in Argentine soccer stadiums.

“Seeing what happens with the second wave (of the pandemic) in Europe, I do not think that in the short or medium term the public will be able to return to the Argentine football stadiums. There is still a long way to go,” he declared in dialogue with Telam Radio.

Different leagues on the Old Continent are beginning to have matches with the public, as is the case with the Premier League, which enabled a small percentage of fans in stadiums.

Lammens also referred to the growth of women’s football in Argentina, although he acknowledged that “more steps are needed, because progress has not yet been made as we should.”

“We have planned a program to increase the infrastructure of the clubs for women’s football, which still differs greatly from men’s. We want Argentine women’s football to also be a world power like men’s,” he added.

Finally he made reference to the deaths of Diego Maradona and Alejandro Sabella, two very hard blows for the Argentine football family.

“Alejandro was a teacher, a great guy who left us many lessons and his departure hurts us a lot,” he said.

“But Diego is in another dimension. It is a huge and deep pain for all Argentines due to the death of the most important popular idol in our history. It was a huge impact that will take us a long time to overcome, because Maradona was a lot more than a soccer player, “he closed.


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