The change was a request from the Flemish board, which saw its request to receive fans being vetoed by the city of Rio de Janeiro
A South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) reported this Thursday afternoon, 15, that the match between Flamengo e Defense and Justice, initially scheduled for Maracanã, will take place at Mané Garrincha Stadium, in Brasília, from 9:30 pm (Brasilia time) on Wednesday, 21. The change was a request from the Flemish board, which saw its request to receive fans being vetoed by the city of Rio de Janeiro. The summit, then, got in touch with the authorities of the Federal District, which should allow the presence of fans in the decisive game of the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores da America – In the first leg, Rubro-Negro won 1-0 in Argentina.
Not last Sunday, Conmebol authorized the return of fans to the stadium, but left the decision to release the public in the hands of responsible health authorities. Without the approval of the city of Rio, Flamengo moved backstage to take the decision to Brasília. This Thursday, on disembarkation after the game in Argentina, the president Rodolfo Landim talked about the topic. “Brasília, but we still have to settle the process of how ticket sales would be. We need to talk to the people here first,” he said. Club Vice President Rodrigo Dunshee celebrated. “Towards Brasília, I play back against DyJ. The plane tickets will run out quickly…”, he wrote on his Twitter account.
Heading to Brasília, game back against DyJ. Airline tickets will run out quickly…..
– Rodrigo Dunshee de Abranches (@roddunshee) July 15, 2021