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The match between Fluminense and Junior Barranquilla will be held in Guayaquil, Ecuador

The match between Fluminense and Junior Barranquilla will be held in Guayaquil, Ecuador

The Confederation of South American Football Associations (CONMEBOL) announced on Wednesday that the match between Junior Barranquilla e Fluminense, in order to CONMEBOL LibertadoresHeadquarters changed.

The fencing was transferred from Barranquilla, Colombia, to Guayaquil, Ecuador, as reported by the club in Rio de Janeiro. Location Official.

The third round match of the group stage will be at 9 pm (Brasilia time), With live broadcasts from FOX Sports Its doing FOX game Real-time monitoring with video clips on ESPN.com.br.

The change happened because Colombia is experiencing days of tension, with general strikes and many protests over tax reform instituted by the local government.

As a result, the police did not guarantee they would be able to secure the match between Flo and Junior, prompting CONMEBOL to search for another seat.

So far, more than 20 people have been killed in clashes during the protests.

It is worth noting that, last Tuesday, there was an organized crowd of youngsters, “Southern Rogblanco Front, 1998The Libertadores issued a memorandum demanding the cessation or delay of the confrontation.

The fans even threatened to act if they did not attend, and to prevent the players’ buses from reaching the stadium.

Plus Junior x Flu, duel between Tolima e Amelic, in order to Copa Sudamericana, It will also be played in another country.

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In a virtual meeting held this Wednesday morning (05/05), with the representatives of CONMEBOL assigned to the match, Fluminense was informed of the change of venue for the match against Junior Barranquilla, for the third round of the Libertadores group stage. Until then, the showdown was to take place at the Stade Romelio Martinez, in Barranquilla, the city where Fluminense is already located. The decision was made about 30 hours before kick-off.

In the early afternoon, in Colombia time, the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, was identified as the new headquarters. The date was kept, but in response to a request from Fluminense, Conmebol moved the match to 19 o’clock (locally).

With a training schedule on Wednesday afternoon, Fluminense requested to maintain activity to continue at least the physical and technical work of the athletes, which the South American entity has attended.

Now, Tricolor is rescheduling logistics according to the new location.