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The Champions is not in danger: UEFA contemplates that there may be positives

Published:10/08/2020 - 00:53h

Updated:10/08/2020 - 08:25h

Although the two positives of Atlético de Madrid have set off alarms, the reality is that UEFA's health protocol already contemplated something like this. According to it, the teams can play as long as they have 13 players available

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The two positive by coronavirus of the Athletic of Madrid have done to jump all the alarms in the world of the football by the Champions League. The group rojiblanco plays, in theory, this 12 August the quarter-finals of the League of Champions against the Leipzig. But with these two cases, the colchoneros have had to change his plans. The two cases are in his houses isolated and the rest of members of the staff and the technical body will have to happen another testo PCR this Monday to see if they are or no infected.

As as they go the proofs that make this Monday, the Atleti will travel to Portugal immediately or will expect the sanitary indications and of the UEFA. The possibility that there are several contagions between the players did to fear the worst regarding the 'final to eight' to the complete, but seems that there is not at all that fear. According to the protocol that the UEFA contrived for this League of Champions, the dispute of the tournament does not run any risk.

According to the norms of the maximum organism of the European football, all the teams will be able to play if have available at least to 13 players of the List To. The rest of the announcement would complete with canteranos, but is important to know that if there is less the UEFA could postpone the party. Also it could suspend the crash in the case that the club did not have to any available goalkeeper, although this case seems little likely, since in the filial always there will be guardameta spare.

The dispute of the eliminatory, in spite of this protocol, always will depend on what say the sanitary authorities. If there was positive, will be the Portuguese government the one who decide if it can or can not play, the same that sucedería in all the countries. Besides, it fits to stand out that the UEFA even could arrive to descartar to a team that have too many positive as to contest the crash in question.

The UEFA could give the party by livestock to the Leipzig

In the case that the Athletic do not have 13 footballers to play against the Leipzig and could not postpone the party by not having available dates, something very possible, the colchoneros could remain went without playing. The Control of Ethical of the UEFA and the disciplinary body would give the commitment by livestock to the Germans by 3-0 and would do to the rojiblancos directly responsible because the chambers have not been able to contest.

In summary, in principle would not have to have any problem so that in Lisbon play with normality this Champions. The worst that could happen is that the Athletic of Madrid do not arrive to 13 players for having countless positive, since in this case the UEFA could receive to the clause that allows him expel him. If this happened, something little likely, the colchoneros could try impugn the decision and yes there would be wrap, but still is prompt to speak of this. It will be necessary to expect to that the results of the new proofs are official to see which is the following step that touches to give.

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