Classic between Flamengo and FluminenseThe event is scheduled to take place at the Mané Garrincha stadium, in Brasilia, without fans present. This is guaranteed by the Governor of the Federal District, Ibañes Rocha. The reason is the recent increase in the number of cases and hospitalizations for Covid-19 in the city.
Without the Maracana, under construction, Fla-Flu was confirmed to be in the Federal District last Tuesday. The first Carioca Classic of the year is scheduled for February 6, 4pm, for the fourth round of the Guanabara Cup.
In connection with the report, Governor Ibanés Rocha was brief on the subject of fans being present at the match. When asked if Fla-Flu would be held without an audience, he only answered: “Yes.”
In addition to the classic carioca, another important match for Brasilia has been confirmed for February. This Wednesday, the FFDF and Arena BSB – the franchisee that runs Mané Garrincha -, Supercopa do Brasil contract confirmed on the field. The match between Atlético MG and Flamengo is scheduled to take place on February 20.
Currently, there are no restrictions on holding sporting events with fans in DF. Brasilia, for example, had an audience in the stands for the first two rounds, which were held last week. NBB and Volleyball Superliga matches are also held with fans in town.
But with the governor’s statement, everything indicates that a new ordinance should be published in the coming days, resuming the ban on fans in stadiums in the Federal District.
Brasilia has recently faced an increase in the number of cases and hospitalizations from Covid-19. There were more than 5,000 confirmed cases on Wednesday. Another worrying figure is the number of beds available in the city. According to the government, more than 95% of the intensive care beds assigned to Covid-19 cases in the public network were occupied on Wednesday (Read more about G1).
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