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ARTHUR AND VIDAL ALSO GET RID

Messi does not move from Barcelona: CONMEBOL suspends international matches

Published:12/03/2020 - 17:39h

Updated:12/03/2020 - 17:39h

CONMEBOL has announced that there will be no international matches in late March and early April due to the coronavirus alert. Leo Messi or Arthur Melo, who were summoned by Argentina and Brazil, will not move from Barcelona

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In Spain already is official that LaLiga will remain suspended to within of two weeks, as minimum. Also it seems question of days that the Champions League and the Europe League remain in 'stand by' by fault of the coronavirus. The sport knows that it has to stop to warn contagions and Europe has decided to put the health by in front of the economic and sportive interests. In the another side of the puddle seems that they also have arrived to this conclusion by the last decision of the CONMEBOL.

The maximum organism of the football sudamericano has confirmed that has requested the suspension of all the parties of the two first days of the eliminatory to classify for the World-wide of Qatar 2022. This would be to try struggle against the coronavirus, the same that it is doing in Europe. The days were foreseen for finals of March and beginnings of April, that was the week of the international stop.

This measure affects directly to the FC Barcelona and to Leo Messi​, that will not have to travel with his selection, as it expected . Argentina played in front of Ecuador on 27 March, home, and against Bolivia the 31, went. Now, the '10' will remain in the City Condal training while it solves the problemón generated by the coronavirus. For the moment, the stop in Spain is of two weeks, but if the things neither improved in the next 14 days, the stop could be still greater.

In addition to to the of Rosario, this decision of the CONMEBOL also will affect to Arthur Melo and to Arturo Vidal, that were summoned by Brazil and Chile, respectively. The ex of Guild, that is right now lesionado of his ankle, was called by Tite, but from the Barça expected that it fell to last hour so that it rested of face to the final stretch of the campaign. Although it have not been by the reason expected, at least the mediocampista will be able to recover to 100% these weeks.

Vidal has rid of a quarantine in Chile

Vidal, that had to play with Chile on 26 March in front of Uruguay and on 1 April in front of Colombia, neither will travel to his country. The Chilean will rid , therefore, of a measure that has taken by part of the Government of Chile, that has decided that all the people that proceed of Spain or Italy go to be put in quarantine of immediate way. When it announced , the Minister of Health cleared that the players of football also would see affected by this.

"If the footballers want to do exercise in a machine in the house or prefer to be in quarantine all together in Juan Paint Durán -the sportive city of the selection- is a problem that does not compete us to us", explained Jaime Mañalich. At the end, luckily for all, the one of Saint Joaquín will be able to remain in Barcelona this week and average beside Messi and Arthur.

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