With the Qatar 2022 World Cup on the horizon, the Argentine National Team will face the last two matches of the South American Qualifiers against Venezuela and Ecuador, at the end of March. In the last hours, the duel against the “Vinotinto” changed day to respect Human Rights.The first of this final follow-up was going to be in the province of Santiago del Estero, but finally it will be in the Monumental, while the farewell will be in the city of Guayaquil. Faced with the long and tiring journey that the squad will face, the coaching staff, led by Lionel Scaloni, asked not to travel to the interior. In this way, the duel against those led by José Pekerman will be the last official in the country before the World Cup, which will be played in November and December, and only a friendly would be played as a farewell on a closer date, although it is not yet confirmed. In principle, this match was going to take place on March 24, but since in Argentina it is a date remembered by the last military dictatorship, in which Memory, Truth and Justice are requested, the meeting was rescheduled to Friday, March 25.
AFA’s statement with the change of schedule of Argentina vs. Venezuela National Team
The President of the Argentine Football Association, Claudio Tapia, accompanied by one of the Vice Presidents of the institution, Marcelo Achile, held a meeting with the Secretary of Human Rights of the Nation, Horacio Pietragalla Corti, after confirming the transfer of the match of the date of South American Qualifiers towards Qatar 2022 from next March 24 to Friday 25 where the Argentine National Team will face Venezuela (venue to be confirmed). The change of date had been a special request of the Human Rights Organizations – which was carried out thanks to a joint effort of the AFA and the Secretariat of Human Rights – so that on March 24, Day of Memory for Truth and Justice, all the acts in commemoration of the disappeared and disappeared of the last civic-military dictatorship can be carried out. During the meeting they held this morning, Tapia and Pietragalla Corti announced that the AFA and the Secretariat of Human Rights will begin to work together on actions related to the promotion of human rights within Argentine football. The objective of the announcement seeks to reaffirm and deepen the commitment between sport and human rights and is part of the public policies of Memory, Truth and Justice that are carried out in our country.