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Colombian football set for September return amid COVID-19 pandemic

Colombian football is poised to restart in September, six months after it was suspended because of the COVID-19

Colombian football

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Aug 2020 9:55 AM GMT

BOGOTA: Colombian football is poised to restart in September, six months after it was suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Ivan Duque has said.

Clubs returned to training in July in the hope of resuming competitions in August. However, a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the South American country has prompted officials to put those plans on hold, reports Xinhua news agency.

"The important thing is to try to have a reactivation in the month of September," Duque told Blu Radio. "We have seen promising signs following the restart of training with no (cases within clubs). I think that by ensuring regular testing and monitoring, we can resume."

Duque also raised the prospect of staging all first division matches in one city in an effort to reduce the risk of contagion among players, fans and officials. "It is something that will have to be discussed in the coming days with the clubs," he added. IANS

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