The only “punishment” that River received is for taking charge of the trip and the stay that the delegation of the Tucuman club had when he traveled to Buenos Aires and had to return to his province without playing.
The Disciplinary Court of the Argentine Football Association closed this Thursday the issue of River’s non-presentation to play the first game of the unfinished Super League Cup against Atlético Tucumán at the Monumental stadium, at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic .
In bulletin 5,820, the Court found that River’s failure to appear was due to “a state of justified need”, and that therefore should not be sanctioned “because nothing has been usual in 2020 and therefore the regulatory parameters with which the situation is examined cannot be the usual ones by virtue of the exceptional health circumstances in which the events in question occurred “.
In this way, the only “punishment” that River received is for taking charge of the trip and the stay that fit the delegation of the Tucuman club when he traveled to Buenos Aires and had to return to his province without playing.
Will the match be played? The ruling of the Disciplinary Court does not refer to this possibility. But as the first date of the Super League Cup was taken for the averages and the tables of cups, the game could be played just like the postponed Defense and Justice-Students. It depends on the AFA, which at this point is unpredictable.
On the other hand, the Uruguayan Nicolás de la Cruz returned from his country after the double playoff date, was swabbed again and after testing negative he joined the training of the team that will remain concentrated to face Banfield tomorrow for the Professional League Cup .
And regarding De la Cruz, who had generated concern in River’s technical and medical staff after the positive cases of Covid-19 that began with the contagion of Luis Suárez in the Uruguayan team and today they reached 15, it was tested not well landed in Buenos Aires.
Both De la Cruz and the rest of those who played qualifiers, Franco Armani, Paulo Díaz, Gonzalo Montiel and Robert Rojas, returned to work but only the Paraguayan who did not play the last date against Bolivia will remain on the list of concentrates.