The sensitive moment that this country is experiencing, which saw two presidents leave in a week, wraps in uncertainty the development of Tuesday's game in Lima, for the fourth date on the way to the Qatar World Cup 2022
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Leandro Paredes, Papu Gómez and Lionel Messi, in the Albiceleste afternoon training session (@Argentina)
The political and social crisis in Peru surrounds in a context of uncertainty the realization of the match against the Argentine team , for the fourth date of the South American Qualifiers on the way to the Qatar 2022 World Cup . The duel is scheduled for Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. in Lima; However, the upheaval and protests after the removal of President Martín Vizcarra and against the replacement holder Manuel Merino (who resigned this afternoon) triggered the versions of a possible suspension of the match.
Is the development of the crossing between those led by Ricardo Gareca and Lionel Scaloni's pupils at risk? In principle, the intention of all parties is that the meeting does not undergo modifications. Infobae was able to confirm that part of the Argentine outpost is already in the Hilton hotel in the Peruvian capital (includes the manager of the selection area Alberto Pernas, security personnel, and the cook, among other members of the delegation) and transmitted to the body technician and the leadership that the outlook is auspicious for the campus to move to Lima by charter flight this Monday at 5 p.m.
Conmebol, meanwhile, is in permanent contact with the Peruvian Security Ministry, which insists that the party has all the guarantees for its implementation. The local authorities underlined in the dialogue that, after Merino's resignation, the effervescence in the streets began to decline. In return, a source from the Peruvian Football Federation told El Comercio , a local publication that “ we have a meeting in the afternoon, but as things are, it is almost a fact that it is not played. “ “The priority will always be the physical integrity of the protagonists and the entire football family linked to the match,” they warned Infobae from the South American Confederation.
Beyond the confidence that the two delegations and Conmebol have regarding that the match will be played in a timely manner, there is a menu of dance alternatives in case the protests do not allow it. One option is the postponement of the duel, which does not offer many alternatives in terms of timing. The coronavirus pandemic shortened the FIFA date windows to the maximum, so the only opportunity would be to move it to the Copa América 2021 preview, in the week available for the friendly dispute.
The reaction in the demonstrations after the resignation of interim president Manuel Merino (REUTERS / Sebastian Castaneda)
Another possibility is to exchange the location and have the game take place in Argentina. Or that, given that the date is played without an audience due to the COVID-19 crisis, Peru moves the crossing to neutral ground (Ecuador?). This last alternative appears as the most distant.
For now, the National Team is training in the late shift at the Ezeiza complex keeping the planning, with the idea of facing Peru in Lima next Tuesday. “New test, adjusting details” , reported the national team on their social networks.
La Albiceleste accumulates seven points in the Qualifiers, the product of two victories (against Ecuador and Bolivia) and the aforementioned equality last Thursday.
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