Alejandro Dominguez, President of CONMEBOL, said that one of the lessons drawn from the great expectation that awaited Madrid in the Copa Libertadores final is that there is space "the dream" to reissue the Intercontinental Cup that faced the European champion with the South American
A few hours after the return meeting of the Libertadores final between Rio and Boca, the Paraguayan leader received Efe at the hotel in Madrid, where the South American Confederation established its headquarters.
Dominguez has no doubt that "tomorrow's behavior will be good, whatever the outcome" and reveals that his dream is to recover a confrontation between Europe and South America that has brought great duels in the past.
"This game that was played in a neutral venue between South America and Europe is a dream that I have and, if there is an opportunity, it is a dream that must be reissued," he said.
That would help, in her opinion, CONMEBOL's decision, ratified by FIFA, that the Copa América be played on the same dates as the European Championship.
"The fact that we are in the same month and the same year will be able to allow the South American champion to participate in a game here in Europe and play in South America or in a single neutral field." There are many things that need to be proposed, energized and find alternatives and it would be like another World Cup, "he said.
What seems to definitely continue on the path is the old South American claim that the Spanish team will play in a Copa America, which has played for teams from North and Central America or Qatar and Japan invited to the next edition,
"It would be great if Spain came in. Unfortunately today, with this League of Nations calendar, there is no certainty that eventually in the calendar, Spain would be free or available to play in the Copa America and limit that intention a little," he said. Efe
Regarding the request of his confederation to advance to the 2022 World Cup expansion to 48 teams, the president of CONMEBOL justifies stating that with a greater participation the South American teams would raise the level of the competition.
"As long as South America can contribute more teams, the level of football and competition in the world will be better." Our proposal is to have more seats because the Copa America champion can not access the World Cup by one point. and there were three other countries in the same conditions, whether it can be solved or not, it is more in the hands of Gianni Infantino than in ours, "he added.
Likewise, it rejects that the decision to remove the final of the continent of the Liberating Glasses harms the candidacy for the World Cup of 2030.
"This is a positive influence, there is a much greater opportunity, because if you learn from the mistakes, it is better to have all the mistakes before & # 39; and & # 39; no later & # 39; and I think unfortunately violence is not something that is limited to South America Suddenly, violence here in Europe is not something that can be limited to a continent or a country Unfortunately, violence is a scourge that attacks football at all times, in everywhere, we must continue working on all this "