Boca Juniors decided this Saturday to play with youth the game against Banfield, scheduled for this Saturday, after the Professional Soccer League (LPF) will reject a new request from the club for it to be postponed, as confirmed to ‘Efe’ by spokespersons of the institution.

Boca Juniors I had insisted this Friday at LPF to “review the decision made” to keep the game against Banfield and before San Lorenzo so as not to “put at risk” the juveniles.

The club had argued that it cannot present the professionals of first division -for being in mandatory quarantine to comply with a decision of the National government-, like the Reserve team -for having played this Friday and not being able to play a match within 48 hours of playing the previous one-.

But the board of directors of the LPF decided to “reject” the new request for the postponement of the matches corresponding to the second and third dates of the tournament LPF 2021.

As a consequence, spokespersons for Boca Juniors indicated that this Saturday the players reservation and, although they still could not confirm the list for the match, it was reported that “the idea is to play it” with juveniles.

The controversy started when the National government determined on Wednesday seven days of isolation for the 24 football players, coaching staff and directors of the Xeneize that on Tuesday they starred in Brazil a fight against police officers after being eliminated in the Eighth Final of the Copa Libertadores before him Atletico Mineiro.

Boca Juniors prior to the penalty shootout against Atlético Mineiro

After that confrontation, several football players they had to testify at a Brazilian police station.

Boca Juniors had requested that the matches corresponding to the second and third day of the local League be postponed or, failing that, that he be allowed to play them with the football players who were in Brazil, claiming that at no time did they break the health bubble.

The LFP rejected all requests for Boca Juniors.



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