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Argentina also closes for the coronavirus: The Superliga is suspended

Published:17/03/2020 - 09:14h

Updated:17/03/2020 - 09:14h

After a week of debates and doubts, the Argentine Super League will close until further notice due to the coronavirus. The players themselves have been the ones to press for the AFA and the government to have decreed this measure

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Argentina was the only league that still had not announced the suspension of the competition by fault of the coronavirus. The Superliga resisted to stop and pretended to continue with his activity because the country was not the sufficiently affected by the illness. At the end, the pressure of the players, that carry all the week insisting in that they did not want to follow, has been sufficient so that the government and the AFA have decided to throw the closing.

The only two parties that will contest before the stop was official are the Lanús-Argentinian Juniors and the Central Rosary-Columbus, that already were programmed before it announced the suspension of the championship. River Plate was the big instigator so that it occurred all this, since it denied does some days to play against Athletic Tucumán. Since, everything has set up and has finished determining this.

The leaders of the Argentinian league wanted to that the competition continued to enclosed door to avoid possible contagions by the COVID-19. The same that sucedió in Italy or could have happened in Spain, this would have been the first measure to struggle against the virus. At the end, it has preferred not risking in front of the insistence of some clubs and especially of the footballers, that did not want to follow putting in risk.

Figures of the Argentinian sport like Diego Armando Maradona supported to River when it denied to play. Without that "no", had been much more complicated that AFA and government decreed this stop. "It looks that to me the 'hens' do not go me, but the bank to die. If the players took this decision, go them to bancar to die. It is necessary to protect the health of the partners, the employees and the thousands of people that attend to the stadiums", commented 'The Lint'.

After everything it sucedido in Europe, where the football is entirely stopped and does not have date of turn, did not have felt that from Argentina continued with his championship. It is very likely that before or afterwards the coronavirus affect seriously to the Argentinian population, as it has sucedido in Spain, Italy or France, by what the best is to take measures to warn that this can happen.

For the moment they are two weeks of stop

The same that in other leagues, the country suramericano has decreed a date of turn, that would be on 31 March. In Europe almost anybody doubts that the stop of two weeks that decreed in Spain, England or France will last quite more. In Argentina, unless it occur something rare, sucederá the same and the football will not be able to return until the crisis by the COVID-19 was totally solved.

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