The Argentine Football Association (AFA) modified the schedules of the tenth day of its League, which began this Friday, due to the new government regulations that prevent circulation from 8:00 p.m. to combat the increase in cases of COVID-19.
“Due to recent government regulations, the maximum starting time for matches will be 18 hours. For this reason, the LPF has rescheduled date 10 “, reported this Friday the Professional Football League, which depends on the AFA, through a statement.
The National Government banned from this Friday until April 30 to circulate between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA), which brings together some 15 million inhabitants.
All the games that were to be played at night in Buenos Aires and its neighboring towns were brought forward.
Vélez Sarsfield and Huracán, who were going to meet this Friday at 7.15pm, will do so at 6.00pm.
Vélez, Argentinos Juniors and San Lorenzo, whose stadiums are in the AMBA, have scheduled home games next week at night corresponding to the Copa Libertadores (the first two) or the South American (San Lorenzo).
Argentine President Alberto Fernández said Thursday that he was concerned that the Copa Libertadores and Copa América matches would increase COVID-19 infections.
“I do not want to frustrate the spectacle of the Copa América, what I want is for us to be very sensible, very careful. We have some time ahead to see how things evolve and to see how we can master this problem. Sports authorities have to act with great care, “he said in dialogue with Radio 10.
“What is happening in the Argentine teams is a sample of what can happen if we also leave Argentina to play in countries where the problem is even more acute,” said Fernández, when asked about the group stage matches of the Copa Libertadores, which will begin next week.
The Copa América, which was to be played in 2020 in Argentina and Colombia, was postponed to this year and will take place in both countries from June 13 to July 10.