Due to the tragic death of the president of Estudiantes de Mérida, Christian Gerardo Toni Peña, Liga Futve announced the suspension of professional soccer activities corresponding to Matchday 18 of Liga Futve and Matchday 12 of Liga Futve 2.
“We inform the Venezuelan football community of the suspension of professional football activities corresponding to matchday 18 of the Futve League and matchday 12 of the Futve League 2 due to the duel that seizes us after the death of Christian Gerardo Toni Peña”, says the statement published on his account on the social network Twitter.
The Futve League authorities stated that Christian Toni fulfilled a "successful management as president of Estudiantes de Mérida Fútbol Club".
Likewise, the suspension of Matchday 7 of the Women's Futve League, Matchday 18 of the Futve Promises League and Matchday 15 of the Futve Junior League and the Red Wine Heart event of the FVF was confirmed.
The president of the Futve League, Akram Almatni, confirmed yesterday that the first division of national football will resume its activities as of Thursday, June 30, respecting the normal calendar of matches corresponding to Matchday 18.
Metropolitanos will open the date when they visit Aragua in Maracay on Thursday, June 30, 2022, the same Thursday Hermanos Colmenárez will receive Portuguesa.
On Friday, July XNUMXst, Deportivo Lara and UCV will begin at the Farid Richa Stadium in Barquisimeto.
Hours later, Estudiantes will pay a well-deserved tribute to their deceased president before the game against Monagas that will close the matches that day.
The Estudiantes de Mérida Fútbol Club team issued a statement to mourn the death of its president Christian Toni and assured that the leader's legacy "will be eternal."
For Saturday, July 2, Deportivo Táchira will be local against Mineros de Guayana and Caracas will receive the inspired Zulia at the Olympic Stadium.
On Sunday, the matches of day 18 will be closed by Deportivo La Guaira against Carabobo FC, and Academia Puerto Cabello against Zamora FC at the La Bombonerita stadium in Puerto La Cruz.