translated from Spanish: Conmebol ratifies start of World Cup 2022 qualifiers for September

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) confirmed on Friday that the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, where the Chilean national team will participate, remain set for September of this year. The governing body of the regional football argued this confirmation by noting that it is a FIFA competition and the timetable is set, established and for now unchanged. On the other hand, the agency based in Luque, Paraguay, approved the protocol for training, travel and competitions, prepared for the possible return of continental tournaments and the road to the next World Cup.The 10 conmebol member countries approved the proposed protocol and is the first major step towards a possible return of international competitions.” The Council of the Confederation, meeting today (Friday) via videoconference, unanimously approved the Protocol of Medical Recommendations for Training, Travel and Competitions, and the Operational Manual of Arrivals and Departures at Airports”, told the Conmebol on its official website. The Conmebol, chaired by the Paraguayan Alejandro Dominguez, explained that the protocol for the return in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic was developed by the Medical Commission of the Confederation, in conjunction with epidemiologists and doctors of each Member Association.

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