The South American Football Association confirmed this morning that he will not sanction the river because of the recent poor take in the game against Racing Bruno Zuculini, player who owes two disqualification dates for an old suspension five years ago.
The midfielder, 25, was deported for insulting referee Patricio Loustau in a 2013 Copa Sudamericana match against Lanús when he was still a racist. Despite receiving four penalty dates for his lack, he reduced the punishment to two parties for a later amnesty of the Conmebol. She never played Zuculini because he was going to play European football, but in January he joined River to take part in the current edition of the Copa Libertadores and signed a spreadsheet in seven games.
Tonight, in the midst of several rumors that talked about a possible intervention by the Conmebol trade to sanction the river and give the first stage race against Racing for lost, from the institution with headquarters in Paraguay gave a statement in the informing them that Zuculini will have to fulfill his sanction in the following two international obligations of River, but that will not penalize the club due to its irregular inclusion.
For its part, the federation noted that according to the provisions of Article 19.3 of the disciplinary rules, in case of incorrect coordination, only a sanction will be applied if the other team files an official complaint within twenty-four hours after the end of the game. that neither Racing nor any of the other clubs for which the midfielder played.
Full statement by the Conmebol:
On August 23, 2018, the disciplinary cell confirmed that the player Bruno Zuculini, who currently provides services to Club Atlético River Plate, maintains a suspension for 2 (two) matches.
Therefore, the same must be fulfilled in the next games played in this edition of the competition, otherwise this will be extended to the next match of the same category according to the CONMEBOL disciplinary regulations.
Also, on February 12 of this year, in response to a request from Club Atlético River Plate, due to an administrative error, the named player was not included as suspended for 2 (two) matches.
According to the match reports submitted by the CONMEBOL competition department, we have confirmed that the aforementioned player has played the following matches: – February 28, 2018 – Flamengo vs. River Plate – April 5, 2018 – River Plate vs. Independiente Santa Fe – April 19, 2018 – Emelec vs. River Plate – April 26, 2018 – River Plate vs. Emelec – May 3, 2018 – Independiente de Santa Fe vs. River Plate – May 23, 2018 – River Plate vs. Flamengo – August 9, 2018 – Racing vs.. River Plate.
In accordance with the provisions of Article 19.3 of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Rules, in the case of incorrect matching of a player, this only applies if the other team files an official claim within twenty-four (24) hours of the end of the period. I think. In that sense, no club that has disputed the above-mentioned parties has made use of that right and the results of the above matches have been confirmed.