Despite all the warnings, and all the evasive action being taken across the world, Argentina is determined to carry on playing football.
Argentina has closed its borders, closed its schools and is operating on needs must basis only. But football apparently is a must in this South American nation.
The Argentine Superliga plays on all be it behind closed doors.
All but one of the top flight’s games took place. River Plate has a player showing COVID-19 symptoms so locked their gates until further notice.
The rest played on without fans.
Not everyone is happy about the situation, according to Goal, the former Newcastle United player Fabricio Coloccini says the players would rather not play, but the powers that be are forcing the situation.
“I don’t think we should have played, but it is just my opinion.”
“We all thought it shouldn’t have been played.”
“But there are people above us who are in charge and we had to comply.”
The ongoing season even has the backing of the country’s president.
Alberto Fernandez said:
“If football is played behind closed doors I’ve got no problem.”
“Right now I would love for games to be screened free on television so that Argentines who have to stay at home can enjoy themselves.”
Here’s a couple of yesterday’s goals for those that need a footballing fix!