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Conmebol announces end of away goal criterion



The decision was first announced by the president of Conmebol, Alejandro Domínguez, and then shared by the confederation through its official channels. The measure is announced on the same day as the entity’s board meeting at the headquarters in Luque, Paraguay, which discussed the closing of the South America Cup and the Copa Libertadores for women’s teams.

In addition, the meeting this Thursday focused on the preparations for the final of the Liberators cup Male, scheduled for next Saturday, between Palmeiras and Flamengo, in Montevideo. Representatives of the two Brazilian clubs met with members of the South American confederation and Uruguayan authorities to settle final details, such as the security operation.

La Conmebol then follows the same path as UEFA, who decided at the end of June to end the rule from away goals to club competitions. In Brazilian football competitions, the CBF also dropped the criterion in 2018.

The criterion of “goal as a visitor” had been implemented in the knockout matches between the Libertadores and the Sudamericana from 2005. From 2008, it was no longer valid for the final (played in two matches until 2018).

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