The uncertainty of when soccer will return in all of South America remains unknown. With several dates noted on the calendar, Gonzalo Belloso Secretary General of Conmebol, pointed to September as the month for international competitions to resume: Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.
“We believe that in September it could be played again in all of South America. Perhaps, in some places, before ”indicated the also Director of Development of Conmebol in dialogue with Radio Continental. Further. He spoke about the time players will need to physically tune up, saying that "conditioning will take approximately six weeks."
Gonzalo Belloso with Reinaldo Rueda during the draw for the Copa Sudamericana and Libertadores.
According to Belloso, the idea is to finish the tournaments "next December" and they are "working on a travel protocol for the continent for when the continental championships" are resumed, whose resumption estimates “for the end of September or October.”
The Paraguayan soccer league, if sanitary conditions allow it, stipulates to return officially on July 17. But other destinations like "Peru, Brazil or Chile, out there, come back later" he said. To close, he stated that even though the intention is to end the competition "next December" it would not be advisable "to load the programming with Wednesday-Sunday, Wednesday-Sunday" he estimated. The South American soccer leader stressed that Conmebol is "working on a protocol for travel to the continent for when the championships resume."
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