Players from Palmeiras and São Paulo are vaccinated against Covid-19 in Paraguay

Delegations received the immunizing agent at Conmebol headquarters before the Libertadores round of 16 matches

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This Thursday, the 17th, the delegation of Sao Paulo (including players and staff members) traveled to the Paraguay following a recommendation from Conmebol, entity that organizes the Liberators cup, to receive the first dose of the vaccine against the virus of the Covid-19. The immunization was carried out at the headquarters of the entity that commands South American football. In a message on Twitter, Conmebol posted a picture of the players’ immunization with the following inscription: “We continue taking care of our athletes. We immunize Brazilian players from São Paulo, palm trees e Atlético-MG at our headquarters. Conmebol, always taking care of the football family”, he wrote. Palmeiras also attended in the neighboring country this week, as well as the miners. All are classified for the round of 16 of Libertadores. The immunization agents that are being applied to the players are part of a batch of 50 thousand doses that Conmebol received in April.

According to the schedule in Paraguay, the vaccination took place in the afternoon, after lunch. In the schedule established by the club, this Thursday all football staff would be off. The return to Brazil will be overnight. São Paulo returns to work for Libertadores only in July. The opponent of the São Paulo team is the Racing, from Argentina. The outbound departure is scheduled for the 13th, at Morumbi. The return match takes place on the 20th, at the Presidente Perón stadium, in Buenos Aires. Palmeiras faces the Catholic University on the 14th and 21st, while Atlético-MG takes the Boca Juniors on the 13th and 20th.

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