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In the presence of the President of the Republic. Santiago Peña and the country's sports authorities, The initial kick was given to “Football Week”a joint initiative of The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and Special OlympicsWhich included, among other things, unified matches in which prominent local sports figures also participated.

The opening ceremony was held on Tuesday at one of the university's sports fields The Paraguayan Football Association is located in the Olympic Parkfrom Loki City, Central Administration.

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It is scheduled for “Football Week”. A series of sporting and educational activities, Such as clinics, uniform competitions, trainer training, skills development and exhibitions, in 10 countries in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

These activities aim to build more inclusive and respectful societiesIt also delivers a message Solidarity and opportunity, Assessing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for their traits and talents.

On this occasion, the President of the Paraguay Football Federation said: robert harrison, highlighted The power of football to change people's lives and foster an environment of inclusion and social development through sport, with a particular focus on people with intellectual disabilities, and promoting a more supportive and inclusive society.

“Today is a special day, we are together to celebrate a week of football Our duty is to support and promote football and for athletes to learn and enjoy it at the same time. “They are the ones who leave Paraguay's name high, and they deserve our support and backing,” said CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez.

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In the same context, the President of Special Olympics Latin America said, Claudia Echeverri celebrated the support of CONMEBOL and the AFC.

The most important thing is the transformative power that football has to show that we can all be equal on the field and in life. Athletes go through a lot of adversity in societies to develop like everyone else, which is why we highlight these actions. We thank the Asian Football Confederation for being an example to other federations in their continued support of Special Olympics.

Like the main authorities of CONMEBOL, the Asian Football Confederation and Special Olympics Latin America, were part of this event, the President of the Republic, Santiago Pena; the first lady, Leticia Ocampos; Minister of Sports, Cesar Ramirez; Minister of Education, Luis Ramirez; President of Special Olympics Paraguay, Luis Cáceres; Interim Representative of UNICEF, ralph meade; Sports Director of the Conference of the Parties, Rocio Rivarola and the Director-General of the Conference of the Parties, Larissa Shearer.

Paraguayan football figures were among those who attended Justo Villar, Roque Santa Cruz, Hector Espinola, Pedro Sarabia, Jessica Santacruz, Marcelo Palau, and Rodrigo Muñoz.

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