The Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) and the League Pro They have asked the country’s authorities to offer them alternatives to the required ten-day quarantine when teams play in Brazil or with Brazilian teams.
In a letter addressed to the General Director of the Risk Management Service, Rommel salazar, the teams and the institutions requested a meeting this Friday in order to find alternatives to that requirement, since it affects the local calendars of several teams that dispute the Libertadores and the South American.
In the letter issued they ask that they be “allow us to continue regularly with the participation of our teams in national and international tournaments“, And they warn that” the implementation of a quarantine compromises any of our clubs their sporting possibilities to compete on equal terms. “
📌 Letter addressed to the National COE pic.twitter.com/ez4BfqXTGA
– LigaPro (@LigaProEC) April 9, 2021
Ecuadorian soccer teams and organizations emphasize the importance of security measures to avoid contagion, but express their problem with cuarantine due to the impact it has on the calendars given its possible commitments with Brazilian teams.
An example will be Independent of the Valley, which has come out to Paraguay for his meeting this Friday with the Guild for Phase 3 of the Copa Libertadores, after a decision by Conmebol.
Its players will have to remain in quarantine for ten days when they return to Quito, which upsets the entire calendar in the local championship.
The request comes precisely after the Emergency Operations Committee (COE) suspended the soccer match between Independent of the Valley and Gremio of Porto Alegro, which should have been held in Quito on Wednesday.
The positives of three Gremio players led to the cancellation of the match and their transfer to Asunción.
In an interview in local media, Juan Zapata, director of the Emergency Committee, stressed that “Independent must ensure quarantine when the team returns from Paraguay, even if they have a negative PCR.”
“We must take into account that Guild players were infected“Zapata recalled about a decision that could affect several teams in the future.
As a result of the quarantine, Independiente will not be able to dispute his meeting this day in the country.
League of Quito, Barcelona and Independiente del Valle, they play the Copa Libertadores, while Aucas qualified for the next round of the South American.
The only team that did not join the application was Emelec, which will also play the next round of the South American.
According to the Libertadores draw today, Friday, Liga already has evidence of coinciding in the group phase with the Brazilian Flamengo, in group G, and if Independiente surpasses Gremio, it will be group A where the current champion Palmeiras is.
Barcelona SC, in group C, may have to play with Santos if they beat San Lorenzo from Argentina, which will be played on Tuesday 13.
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