The president of Conmebol, Alejandro Domínguez, this Thursday was sympathetic to FIFA’s decision to suspend the next round of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, despite the “security” with which football is played in the region.
“We were the only Confederation of the six that opposed this, because, first, we know how little time we have on the calendar to reschedule postponed games and, second, soccer is being played here with a high level of coverage in the health, “Domínguez commented during a brief visit to Uruguay.
The leader of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) explained that he defended his argument of “very high level of security” in the game before the International Federation (FIFA).
“But we understand that FIFA has to think for everyone and they proposed to postpone,” declared before the media that covered the visit that Domínguez and the president of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF), Ignacio Alonso, made to the new facilities of Montevideo City Torque, a subsidiary of the City Group in Uruguay.
Domínguez recalled that the Copa América, whose calendar was “secured” recently, will be played this year in Colombia and Argentina, since its organization is only the responsibility of Conmebol, but that the suspension of the next two days of the World Cup qualifiers – which were To be played at the end of March – it was done “with the health of the players in mind” by FIFA.
Previously, in his speech with Alonso, Domínguez spoke about his management at the head of Conmebol and pointed out that he achieved his goal of “changing the organization from the 19th century to a 21st century with a very clear project, which was to put South American football back on the right path and put football as a goal “and that, in that way,” the money will come. “
“When before, 220 million dollars were distributed in 4 years in continental club championships, be it Libertadores or Sudamericana, today we are delivering 1,400 million dollars in 4 years,” he commented.
Domínguez arrived in Uruguay this Wednesday with an “exceptional” authorization, granted by the Executive of Uruguay, as has happened since the closure of borders by covid-19 and with cases related to economic-labor, personal or diplomatic interests with foreigners or non-residents in the country, and this afternoon he will return to Paraguay.