Uruguayan soccer is still submerged in its historic economic crisis and one of its most relevant leaders surprised with a bold proposal.
The president of Peñarol, Ignacio Ruglio, explained what his proposal was: “It was in the context of a note in a media outlet in my country, on a trip that I am going to Buenos Aires for two days tomorrow to meet with soccer people and friends, for exchanges.”
“In that context, with some people from AFA and friends that I have there, I told them that, if I could get some time with Chiqui Tapia, I had the old idea of asking them that, when the Argentine Cup is beginning to define itself, not always the Uruguayan teams are with international competitions and for a matter of closeness, I wanted to propose that Peñarol and Nacional be invited for the Argentine Cup in a few years”.
“Maybe it’s also good for us, from time to time to have international competition, in Argentina or Brazil, but to get out of the daily arena of Uruguayan soccer that allows us to compete internationally in a more fluid way, not only in Copa Libertadores and Sudamericana, to improve level”.
“This can also serve the Argentine Cup as one more marketing tool, that the two greatest Uruguayans were invited to the final instances. It is something that took on too much dimension for what I commented today. It is something that is still in diapers.”