According to a press release revealed on Águilas Doradas’ official Twitter account, the membership had only seven players out there after 16 players returned constructive Covid-19 assessments this previous week and seven extra have been injured.
The membership had requested for the match — set to be performed in Rionegro, Colombia, in opposition to Chico Boyacá FC — to be postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, however the División Mayor rejected the request.
“We want to inform the public that Talento Dorado SA tried everything so that the 18th match taking place today [Sunday] in Rionegro (Águilas Doradas vs Chico Boyacá) would be postponed with the firm conviction of protecting sporting integrity; still, every argument put forward was denied,” mentioned the assertion.
“Águilas Doradas sees itself forced to play the match with only seven players to avoid severe sanctions.”
According to worldwide FIFA rules and División Mayor’s personal guidelines, a match can go forward so long as every team can area at the least seven players.
Águilas Doradas entered the stadium holding two indicators studying “Fair Play” and “First of All, Life” earlier than taking part in the match, which resulted in a 3-0 victory for Chico Boyacá.