With the teams already on the pitch, warming up to start the match, only one thing was missing: the referees. A small but important detail. The match clearly could not start without the shortlist of referees. What came minutes later brought a series of criticisms of the Peruvian Football Federation for his actions. In fact, some clubs described it as “extortion”.
A video went viral in which the delegate Johana Villacrez, sent by the FPF, tells the managers of Cusco FC that “The referees have been called from the Federation” so he still couldn’t start the game.
“Let them broadcast the game, it’s the only thing they’re asking for”he added about the reasons, but he said that he was not going to put that in the match report, although that could generate a second ‘walk over’ with which the people from Cusco would automatically be relegated.
Finally, . Thus, the match began about 40 minutes late for what was Cusco’s 2-1 victory over the Sullanenses.
What happened last Sunday in Cusco could be replicated this Saturday in Matute. Alianza Lima, the Consortium’s warhorse, will receive César Vallejo for the sixth day of the contest on a day that should be a festive day for the inauguration of the new light towers. However, everything indicates that “it will be ugly” that day, according to the feelings they have in La Victoria.
said the highest entity of Peruvian soccer in a statement in which it also warned it will continue to act in this way supported by the statutes and bases of the tournament.
This newspaper was able to learn that the FPF has planned and feels entitled to do the same in Matute, as stated in their statement. They will send everything for the broadcast of the game by Liga 1 Max, regardless of the fact that Alianza Lima signed a renewal with the Consortium and does not intend to change its position in the fight for TV rights.
Alianza Lima’s position
“Let’s hope they don’t”they told us from Matute on Sunday night, after seeing with disbelief what happened in the Garcilaso de la Vega stadium in Cusco.
“It is not in the regulation and we are going to argue it. We will continue in our position.”they tell us. Alianza refuses to give the right to the Peruvian Football Federation and wants to continue with the Peru Football Consortium (Gol Peru).
If the Victorians do not allow the entry of the 1190 Sports cameras, the FPF could order that the match not start, which would start a new legal battle, since a new ‘walk over’ against the team would be being contemplated. from Chicho Salas (the first was against Cristal) for being responsible for organizing the match. If they add their second WO, the intimates -in theory- should automatically descend, according to the rules of the contest. Meanwhile, Alianza will defend their right not to be broadcast by a signal with which they have no relationship.
In fact, in the blue and white offices they believe that the action taken by the FPF against Cusco FC ended up breaking the intention of dialogue between institutions. “Julio García himself feels betrayed”they point out about the sports lawyer who was being a kind of mediator in the last meetings that took place between the clubs.
In this way, difficult days are coming for Peruvian soccer. It already happened with the classic that was played on Sunday but that just one day before the transmission of the match was made official by Goal Peru. The war for television rights is damaging Peruvian soccer and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel at the moment.
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