The pandemic has changed the life of the world and no one is exempt from its vicissitudes. Footballers, even those of the highest elite, are now divided between the vaccinated and those who are still waiting like the rest of society, but in this case, the Argentines, who will face the America’s Cup in Brazil in 2021, have to ask the question based on the host country’s requirement that all contestants in the competition must receive at least one dose of the vaccine, and in the case of the national campus, only five players will receive it.

It’s about Ángel Di María and Leandro Paredes, both from PSG France, as well as Rodrigo De Paul, Juan Musso and Nahuel Molina, all from Udinese in Italy. The rest, including Lionel Messi, haven’t yet.

The AFA leadership, in collaboration with the country’s political and health authorities, must make a decision about whether players cannot receive the Sinovac offered by Conmebol, a version of the vaccine that ANMAT has not approved.

What Leonel Scaloni says about vaccines

“Officially we have nothing. I think there are five or six players who are already vaccinated but the rest of the delegation are not. We will do it when it really affects us ”.

Cans from Conmebol

The South American Football Confederation was the first civilian organization in the world to sponsor a mass vaccination campaign that reached thousands of players, players, referees, technicians, and staff, indirectly benefiting their families, and partnering with government efforts. to contain the pandemic.

The Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Vaccines donated and given free of charge to member associations represent another barrier to the spread of Covid-19. They will be added to the health protocols in use since last year, which have shown 99% negative effectiveness.

The vaccination process started with the schools that will play the Copa América and those that compete in the international Conmebol tournaments until they reached the top category women’s and men’s teams in each country. This of course also includes the coaching staff and assistants. The order continues with the referees and operational staff involved in organizing the games.

Vaccines with “first and last name”

The vaccination protocol guarantees that each dose has a “first and last name” and cannot be distracted or used by people who are not part of the campaign objective. Each country’s Ministry of Health also keeps detailed records of those who receive the vaccine. In addition, the General Secretariat of Conmebol and the Ethics and Compliance department are actively involved in monitoring the process and the subsequent accounting.

Should leftovers be registered after the goal is completed – due to the vaccine distribution or because some people refuse to vaccinate – the member associations must distribute these doses to properly identified people with prior approval from Conmebol. The criterion is that no vaccine is wasted and that the football environment is given priority.

“We are the only confederation that has managed to vaccinate 100% of professional players from all member countries alongside the entire football community,” he said. Alejandro Dominguez states that “to date, more than 70% of the football population has been vaccinated”.

The 5 national players who have already been vaccinated

  • Angel Di Maria (PSG)
  • Leandro Paredes (PSG)
  • Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese)
  • Juan Musso (Udinese)
  • Nahuel Molina (Udinese)

The team that will play against Chile in qualifying

The confirmation of Scaloni: Emiliano Martínez; Juan Foyth, Cristian Romero, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Nicolás Tagliafico; Leandro Paredes, Lucas Ocampos, Rodrigo De Paul: Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María and Lautaro Martínez.

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