The president of the Conmebol, the Paraguayan Alejandro Dominguez, urged the four semifinalist teams of the South American Cup this Thursday that "nothing tarnishes the passion and brilliance" of the final of the competition, which for the first time will be played in a single match, this year in Asunción on November 9 .
Domínguez met for this purpose with directors and managers of the semi-finalist clubs of the tournament: the Argentine Colón, the Brazilian Atlético Mineiro and Corinthians and the Ecuadorian Independiente del Valle.
Authorities and security officials from each of the teams also attended the call in Luque, headquarters of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol), to begin outlining the strategies for that date and evaluating the resources that will be needed for the final to take place. without violence or surprises.
With this forecast, South American football is trying to free itself from the shadow of violence it suffers, with the presence of "barra bravas" in the stadiums and with the precedent of the altercations experienced in Buenos Aires during the 2018 Copa Libertadores final, which had to be played in Madrid, as a neutral ground, after clashes between fans of River Plate and Boca Juniors.
During the meeting, Domínguez shared with the attendees the good prospects for increased revenue for the coming years and reminded them of the institution's commitment to re-invest the profits generated in football.
Initially, the venue chosen to host the South American Cup final was Lima, but last May Conmebol decided to move it to Asunción "for organizational reasons."
The match between the finalists will be played at the Defensores del Chaco Stadium.
For its part, the Copa Libertadores will also be decided in a single final, in this case in Santiago de Chile, as announced by Conmebol in August 2018.
Domínguez then explained that the decision to choose a city responds "to the strategic objective of promoting the sports development of South American soccer", with greater resources and investment. EFE