The Brazilian federation foresees a month of May without competitions
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) foresees the month of May without national competitions and does not rule out the possibility of altering the schedule to finish the League in 2021, as announced this Monday by the president of the Federation of Pernambuco, Evandro de Carvalho.“The CBF understands that in May there will be no soccer, but his return cannot go beyond June, under penalty of compromising the entire national calendar,” said De Carvalho after participating in a video conference with members of the Brazilian federation to develop a protocol with medical recommendations.The coronavirus pandemic, which in Brazil already leaves 2,575 deaths and 40,581 confirmed cases, paralyzed all regional soccer tournaments and left the beginning of the Brazilian Championship, scheduled for the first week of May. According to De Carvalho, the CBF intends to start national competitions only after the end of regional tournaments, which could cause the League to continue until 2021, when it would normally end in December of this year.“The objective of the CBF is to finish the regional (tournaments) to start the Brazilian Championship. There would be the possibility that the League would extend until next year”, Indian.The clubs hope to be able to resume training even during the month of May with the intention of physically preparing the players for a hypothetical restart of the competitions, although it will only be possible if the health authorities so authorize.However the Brazilian Ministry of Health the peak of the pandemic is expected to occur in May or June. The CBF has yet to officially pronounce on when the soccer schedule will be reactivated.On the other hand, the Conmebol it also keeps international competitions suspended, including the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana, due to the coronavirus pandemic.