The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) hosted a video conference this week with medical team representatives from its Member Associations to analyze different protocols that can be implemented to restart soccer activity in the coming months.

Alejandro Domínguez, president of the association, offered assurances during the meeting that “football will return to South America and CONMEBOL tournaments will be played, since matches should be concluded on the field”.

The president also stressed the importance of a coordinated, responsible and homogeneous response so that sport can return with the necessary guarantees for all parties involved.

The meeting was led by the president of CONMEBOL’s Medical Commission, Osvaldo Pangrazio, who introduced different topics in regards to the current situation of each association. In addition, they also discussed measures to prevent potential injuries due to the lack of sporting activity.

“CONMEBOL continues to work on protocols and prevention measures through an open process of collaboration with the different agents of South American football,” said the confederation.

The Confederation has previously urged FIFA to help find ‘extraordinary and efficient solutions’ in the fight against COVID-19, as well as granting around $15m in the last couple of months to its members to inject liquidity into their finances.