Asuncion, Paraguay | AFP | Monday 08/11/2021 – 13:25 UTC-6 | 247 words
The National Sports Secretariat and the Paraguayan Ministry of Health authorized the Paraguayan Football Association (APF) the entry of 100% of the public into the “Defensores del Chaco” stadium for the game against Chile this Thursday for the South American World Cup qualifier of Qatar-2022.
The meeting, crucial for the aspirations of the Guarani, will start at 8:00 p.m. local time (11:00 p.m. GMT) on the 13th.
The football arena will be able to display a full capacity for the first time since the decree that prohibited the presence of spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020.
In the last game played on October 7 against Argentina, the health authorities authorized the entry of 50% of the capacity.
The stadium where Paraguay-Chile will be played has a capacity for 43,000 spectators.
Eighth in the standings with 12 points – four from the fifth place that gives place to the playoffs – Paraguay urgently needs to beat Chile (13 points) to regain its qualifying hopes.
On November 16, he will visit Colombia (16 points) in Barranquilla, on the 14th date.
Before the “Red”, Paraguay will debut its new coach, Argentine Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who took office 10 days after the dismissal of Eduardo Berizzo after the defeat that Bolivia applied on October 14 in La Paz (4-0) by the date 12.
In his presentation as DT, the ‘Mellizo’ clarified that Paraguay is obliged to beat Chile in Asunción regardless of the style of play. (AFP)