Wednesday 03 March 2021 | 10:24
By Christian Oval
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The The director of development at the South American Football Association, Gonzalo Peloso, was clear in pointing out that the March double qualifiers will not be suspended, Despite the problems of active players in Europe due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Clubs, especially from the Premier League, have expressed concerns about the footballers’ journey in South America, as upon their return they will have to stay in quarantine for 10 days and thus miss some matches.
The idea is to request exceptional permits. We are working with FIFA who has promised to make an effort to free all called up players. We understand the problems in the UK, but we want to have everyone. We gave ourselves a week to analyze the issue and since last Thursday we are in it. Alejandro Dominguez, president of CONMEBOL, is already talking to FIFA, ”Peloso said in an interview with Mercury.
“We have the expectation and confidence that every summon will be played. Our argument is that the disputed dates in September and October went well. Four thousand PCR tests were conducted between players, officials and referees and there were only 18 positive tests. Not 1 percent. That’s why we remain optimistic,” We believe that we will have the chosen ones. We have already managed to demonstrate compliance with the protocols, and to reduce the risks to a minimum, “he added.
Finally, the commander made it clear And the date of March remains the same, because it is impossible to reschedule it. We have already lost a year to the pandemic. There is no option to reschedule the matches. “
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