Copa América final: They detect fraudulent Covid-19 tests in attendees

Copa América final: They detect fraudulent Covid-19 tests in attendees

Conmebol issued a statement hours before the Copa América final between Argentina and Brazil. The entity that regulates South American football reported that it detecteda considerable amount of fraudulent Covid-19 (PCR) tests, from attendees both in the Argentine tribune and in the Brazilian tribune,” and it announced that all of them “will not be able to enter the stadium”.

In this sense, the South American Football Confederation also warned that the controls for entry to the final “will be extremely rigorous, as well as the application of health protocols and prevention measures ”.

It is worth remembering that each of attendees must present the laboratory test with a negative result to be able to access the final of the Copa América.

“No exception will be made. It is recommended to carry the printed result on paper at all times for better verification and to avoid mishaps. CONMEBOL analyzes the possibility of increasing controls if necessary”, closed the statement.

Conmebol reported that they detected fraudulent PCR tests in people accredited for the Copa América final.
Conmebol reported that they detected fraudulent PCR tests in people accredited for the Copa América final.

THE COMMUNICATION OF THE CONMEBOL

CONMEBOL is analyzing the possibility of increasing controls if necessary.

With a change of location, how is the withdrawal of accreditations for the Argentines in the final of the Copa América?

The first Argentine to get his accreditation for the Copa América final.
The first Argentine to get his accreditation for the Copa América final.

At the end between Argentina and Brazil, it will have 10% of its capacity enabled for an exceptional disposition of the city government of Rio de Janeiro in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Of the approximate total of 7,900 invitations, about 2,200 corresponded to the Argentine fans, who mostly withdrew their tickets this Saturday through gate 7 of the micro-stadium Maracanazinho.

After the confirmation of Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, of having accepted the request of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) to there is an audience in the grand final of the Copa América , the Argentine Football Association (AFA) made available the quota of “protocol accreditations” for Argentines residing in Brazilian territory.

Due to some logistical inconveniences, the authorities decided to change the location for the withdrawal of the tickets, after a part of them fled and delivered to the Argentine Consulate in Rio de Janeiro, located in the Botafogo area.

They can now be obtained in the Maracanazinho, neighboring property to the stadium Maracana. It is worth noting that they are free and that to withdraw they must present a negative PCR (2 copies of it) and their ID.

THE AFA COMMUNICATION:

To guarantee greater agility in the delivery of the remaining accreditations for the Copa América final, Conmebol, the AFA and the Embassy in Brazil have decided to modify the place of withdrawal of the accreditations on Saturday.

On Saturday, July 10, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., the accreditations can be collected at the Maracanazinho, near the Maracaná stadium, through gate 7.

Argentines who lined up today at the Consulate and still do not have their accreditation, the number assigned for Saturday will be respected.

They are reminded that to withdraw their accreditation they must present a negative PCR (2 copies of it) and their ID.

“We are already delivering the accreditations that Conmebol enabled for Argentine residents in Brazil, which will go to encourage the Argentine National Team tomorrow,” Ambassador Daniel Scioli wrote on his Twitter account along with the images of the happy lucky ones who will be able to say present, from 9pm at the Maracana, to see in-situ the definition of the Copa América between Lionel Messi’s Albiceleste and Neymar’s Canarinha.

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