Paraguay: the Olimpia bar will not be able to be in the stands for a period of ten months after incidents against Libertad

Bad news for the aunceno club. The organized Olimpia fans will not be able to enter events organized or sponsored by the Paraguayan Football Association (APF) for 10 months as a result of a sanction for the disturbances that occurred during a meeting with the local Libertad, which was also awarded the points in Game.

The news was announced by the APF itself through an official statement. In addition, the team must pay 40 minimum wages, equivalent to 102,012,280 guaraníes (about 14,639 dollars), while the manager must pay 30 minimum wages, around 2,942,670 guaraníes (about 422.31 dollars); and, the sums must be deposited within five business days after notification.

What happened?

On September 5, the Defensores del Chaco stadium was the scene of disorder during and after the match for the round of 16 of the Copa Paraguay, in which Libertad beat Olimpia 4-0.

The game was suspended by the referee before the “lack of guarantees for its prosecution”.

The fans, who initially forced the clash to be interrupted by throwing artifacts at the goal of Libertad’s goalkeeper, the Uruguayan Martín Silva, later threw chairs and various objects onto the playing field.

In its resolution, the APF determined to terminate the commitment and, consequently, award the points to the Libertad club. Due to the decision, Gumarelo qualifies for the quarterfinals, a phase in which they will face Guaraní.

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