May 17, 2019 – 17:30
Chilean team Palestinians he asked Conmebol not to play in Venezuela's first stage of the second round of Copa Sudamericana against Zulia FC, scheduled for next Wednesday at José "Pachencho" Romero de Maracaibo, due to the political crisis facing the Caribbean country, reported Club "Arab".
In a letter sent to Conmebol – published on Friday at the Canal del Fútbol (CDF) website – the Chilean club is urging "to take the necessary steps" in order for the first phase of the second phase of the Copa Sudamericana against the club Zulia FC, set for match 22/05, will be played in another country near Venezuela ».
The text explains that due to the political and economic crisis experienced by Venezuela, the Chilean institution considers "not to give all guarantees" for his delegation to play in the country.
Among other things, a letter signed by Jorge Uauy, the president of the Deportivo Palestino club, mentions the difficulty in obtaining air tickets from Santiago to Maracaibe, along with a recent United States government resolution that "the situation across Venezuela is threatening the safety of passengers, aircraft and crew ».
"The Venezuelan internal situation to date, added to the recent resolution of the United States government, has become more complicated and expensive to get airline tickets for the city of Caracas," the letter said.
As the third group of A Copa Libertadores, Palestine scored one of the eight places that allowed him to join the second phase of the Copa Sudamericana in 2019.
Conmebol has confirmed that he will play in Maracaibo
However, the Uruguay journalist Rodrigo Romano reported that the South American Football Confederation had informed the Chilean team that the previously established conditions were maintained and that the match will be played next Wednesday in Maracaibo.