Argentine football in line for delayed start at the beginning of March


Argentina’s Primera División should have been getting back underway this weekend but after weeks of back and forth regarding TV money the kick off has been delayed and now it would appear football will resume in March.

The exact details of the government’s deal to end the Fútbol para Todos contract isn’t yet clear nor is the new third-party television contract and the money that clubs will receive but after meetings on Monday some dates have been set.

On February 27th (more likely the 28th because of a holiday) the Argentine Football Association will meet to agree to the termination of Fútbol para Todos, the future deal and the creation of the Superliga.

Provided that runs smoothly, the league season will resume on Friday March 3rd.

On March 16th, the AFA will then hold new elections but given that this is a month earlier than the FIFA normalisation committee had proposed and the number of votes for lower league sides would be reduced, there is still some way before this is guaranteed.

This latest agreement remains fragile and with so many moving parts, there is plenty of room for it to collapse but for now pencil in the first weekend of March for Argentine football’s return.

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