Barcelona FC star Lionel Messi and Argentina’s national team will both be vaccinated against China’s Cossian Coronavirus in order to play in the Copa America, Spanish newspaper Marca reported on April 29.
According to reports, the South American Football Confederation regulations, to participate in the Copa America football team, every player and coach must be vaccinated against Coronavirus.
The South American Football Confederation has received 50,000 doses of the Kochen vaccine and plans to vaccinate all players and technical staff participating in the Copa America.
However, since the Cochen vaccine has not yet been licensed in Argentina, the vaccine will be sent directly to Barcelona for Messi’s vaccination and other Argentine players will be vaccinated in Uruguay.
Alejandro Dominguez, president of the South American Football Confederation, said: “This rule gives our players and the environment (pandemic prevention) tool, and we all know that teams are not just made up of players, the whole team has a chance to be vaccinated,” Spanish media Tv3 reported. ”
The Guardian reported on April 14th that Gonzalo Belloso, deputy secretary-general of the South American Football Confederation’s football department, told the social networking site: “We have reached an agreement with China’s Kexing for 50,000 doses of Coronavirus vaccine, and I want to tell you that the executives of Cochen admire Messi, who is happy to give them three signature jerseys.” So Messi is part of that achievement! ”
According to reports, this year’s Copa America is scheduled to take place from June 13 to July 10, co-hosted by Argentina and Colombia. The opener will be played in Buenos Aires on June 13 against Chile by host Argentina. Lionel Messi has been shortlisted for Argentina’s 50-man squad and will return at the end of the season.