The Government changed the rules to River Plate and wants to force him to comply with isolation when he returns to the country

El Millonario, in one of the friendlies developed on the ESPN premises
El Millonario, in one of the friendlies developed on the ESPN premises

As you travel your last hours in the United States, River plate he encountered an unexpected setback in his planning: The National Government requires the delegation to comply with isolation upon return to the country according to the health protocols applied in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, modifying what was agreed before the club organized the preseason in Orlando.

Thus, if he is forced to isolate himself, his competitiveness is at risk in the face of the first match for the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores, scheduled for Wednesday, July 14 against Argentinos Juniors: the players could only leave the quarantine one day before playing the first leg match against the Bug.

The new government documentation received by the Millionaire indicates that “Dismisses the exception requirement” and urges the staff, coaching staff, leaders and associates to “comply with the quarantine”.

River has no problems with the number of flights, since hired a charter with a previously reserved date But, at the same time, at the time of negotiating with the Government the departure of the delegation from the country, it had agreed to mobilize in the “competition” format, as happens when teams travel to play matches abroad since the beginning of the pandemic.

The authorization received by the band was tied to a series of conditions that the institution of Núñez fulfilled: the protocols (the “bubble”, monitored in the United States by a medical team), the fact that all were vaccinated at destination, the days passed since then for the members of the staff to generate antibodies and the corresponding negative PCR tests.

At the same time, 85% of the campus has already passed through the coronavirus in the last time and was discharged. And on the charter flight you are not at risk of contact with other people outside the bubble.

River stayed in North American territory in the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center and based on the ESPN Wide World, the sports complex owned by the American television network and which in 2020 housed the NBA “bubble” to carry out its playoffs.

In Orlando, River was tested before three local casts: the Palm beach soccer, whom he defeated 8-0, Florida Soldiers (he beat it 3-1) and tonight he was measured against The Villages SC, of the USL League Two, the fourth division of American soccer.

Thinking about a conscientious preparation for a semester full of challenges (the aforementioned Libertadores, the Professional League that begins on the 16 and the Argentine Cup, in which it will be measured against Boca for the round of 16), River Plate invested almost a million dollars in the preseason outside the country, on which he worked for a long time before the trip.

This Monday night, the delegation will leave the United States without the certainty of whether all the work done in the preseason can be lost in 7 days of isolation.