covid-19 pandemic goes worldwide and for that Uruguay and Paraguay football players starting vaccinating to their footballers ahead of the copa america which to begin from 13 June on next month.
Alejandro Dominguez, the president of South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL, took to Twitter to congratulate both countries on beginning their programs.
“We will have a safer Argentina-Colombia Copa America, always complying with health protocols,” said Dominguez, who is based in Paraguay.
China’s Sinovac pharmaceutical company donated more than 50,000 vaccines to CONMEBOL for the football players.
“The first countries to start vaccinating this Thursday were Paraguay and Uruguay, and then Chile and Ecuador will follow,” a CONMEBOL source told AFP.
“Three Colombian teams are also in Paraguay, they were offered the vaccine and accepted,” added the source.
“We’ve started applying the CONMEBOL vaccine to players, referees, coaches and logistical staff,” said the Paraguay Football Association on its social media accounts, before also claiming to be the “first country in the world to immunize the entire football environment.”
Live Action of South American Topest Football Events of Copa Amrica begin from 13 June in Argentina and finals to be host at Colombia on 10th July.