Argentine clubs asked through the AFA to postpone the restart in the Copa Libertadores: Conmebol’s response


The trophies of the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana: the contests will end in 2021 (REUTERS / Jorge Adorno) (JORGE ADORNO /)

After the meeting held on Friday at the headquarters in Luque, Paraguay, the Conmebol reported that the Libertadores Cup will return to the ring next tuesday september 15, while the South American will return on Tuesday October 27. Both contests will end in 2021, Although there is not yet a certain date for the respective unique endings.

In the case of the Libertadores, weeks three, four, five and six of the Group Phase will be held between September and October (one and two were already played in early March). Then there will be a draw for the knockout stages, which will be in late November and early December. The quarterfinals will take place in the last month of 2020, while the semifinals will be in January 2021.

However, given the fact that in Argentina training sessions for the schools have not yet started (the Argentine Football Association has already raised its protocol to the Ministry of Health and it is speculated that the practices will return in August), some of the participating clubs of the Libertadores requested, via letter and with the AFA as a channel, the delay of the restart of international competition.

As you could find out Infobae, the first formal request was for Defense and Justice, always through the mother Association, which is the AFA. And it was rejected, reason why from Paraguay they warn that before new orders placed (it is spoken of Tigre and Boca), the answer will be the same.

In the vote on the Cup restart date, 8 of the 10 member associations voted positively for the publicly informed option (AFA voted against); That is why from Conmebol they understand that they cannot make exceptions.

Ginés Gonzalez García, Minister of Health of the Nation, criticized the determination of Conmebol: “We are going to try to get Argentine clubs to train in mid-August but evidently it was a somewhat arbitrary date that Conmebol put or thinking that this has already happened and it is not. ”

On Friday there was a meeting at the Conmebol headquarters in Luque, in which the member associations voted on the restart date. And eight supported the position he won (REUTERS / Jorge Adorno)
On Friday there was a meeting at the Conmebol headquarters in Luque, in which the member associations voted on the restart date. And eight supported the position he won (REUTERS / Jorge Adorno) (Jorge Adorno /)

There are five Argentine institutions that are participating in the group stage of the Copa Libertadores, which paused due to the coronavirus pandemic when only two dates had been disputed.

Tiger, an inhabitant of zone B, lost the first two matches and will visit Guaraní from Paraguay in his first match after the stoppage. Group D, where he plays River, is one of the most even: the four teams add a win and a loss. The Millionaire, who had beaten Binational 8-0, must travel to Brazil to face San Pablo in the restart of the contest.

RacingFor his part, he is the leader of Zone D along with Nacional de Uruguay, both with two victories. And you should just receive the Bag in the Cylinder on your first engagement. Defense and Justice (group G), like the Matador, fell into his two matches and will seek recovery as the host of the Ecuadorian Dolphin. AND Mouth Argentine representative in zone F, won one match and tied the other: he has to visit the leading Libertad in Paraguay.

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