A new contest will begin next weekend.
The wait is over: after eight months the ball will roll again for them. The Saturday 28 November The First Division transition tournament will begin. It will have 17 teams divided into four zones, which are not yet established. Three will be from four teams and one from five.
The 17 teams that will participate are the same that did in the Rexona Tournament, the first professional tournament in Argentina: Boca, River, San Lorenzo, UAI Urquiza, Racing Club, Villa San CarlosDefenders of Belgrano, Future, Gymnastics La Plata, Students of La Plata, Independent, SAT, Lanús, Huracán, Rosario Central and Platense.
In the four zones they will play all against all to a single round of matches, which will be defined by lottery. The top two in each group will advance to quarter finals, to a single match and with extension and definition by penalties if necessary. Whoever reaches the quarterfinals with the best position in the phase will have a guaranteed home. Meanwhile, the semifinals and the final (which will be on January 17) will be played in a neutral stadium determined by the Argentine Football Association.
The champion will play a match against the winner of the Apertura 2019/2020 tournament to get a place for the Copa Libertadores 2021. That tournament, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, was suspended and Boca was awarded the place to the Libertadores for being up to the moment of cancellation the championship pointer.
This Thursday at the Ezeiza estate at 5:00 p.m. the draw is held to find out how the groups will be formed.
The four pots were composed based on the positions of the qualifying zone of the Rexona Tournament.
Pot 1: Boca – UAI Urquiza – San Lorenzo – River.
Pot 2: Independent – Gymnastics – Racing – Rosario Central.
Pot 3: Lanús – Students – Platense – SAT.
Pot 4: Hikers – Defenders of Belgrano – Hurricane – El Porvenir – Villa San Carlos.