The president of FIFA refused to ask for a match and threatened clubs with disciplinary sanctions if the game did not materialize. "All matches are affecting Conmebol, not FIFA," he said.
"I want to clarify, because in the series of false rumors are spread, I do not ask any time to play the game."
This is a sentence Gianni Infantino refused to condemn Rodolfo D'Onofrio when he announced to the media that the FIFA president had told Boca that he had to play the match. A an exclusive remark he gave to the newspaper La NaciónInfantino also denied that he had threatened disciplinary sanctions in the event that the game did not happen. He washed his hands and did not press on Saturday to play.
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Rodolfo D Onofrio told a meeting yesterday that decided to play or pause. Video: Fox Sports
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"Every decision about this game is going to Conmebol, not FIFA," added the Italian-Swiss. who attended one of the meetings held on Monumental on Saturday by Boca, River and Conmebol.
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Information to start your journey back to Switzerland, The FIFA president considered that "violence can not happen in football" and gave full support to CONMEBOL.