South America's premier club competition the Copa Libertadores is to restart in September after a hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Friday.
River Plate celebrates with the trophy after winning the second leg match of the all-Argentine Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, on December 9, 2018. - River Plate came from behind to beat bitter Arg
The 32 teams involved in the region's version of the Champion's League can resume their games from Sept. 15 behind closed doors and following the protocols put in place to prevent any further spread of the virus.
The Copa Sudamericana, the continent’s second tier tournament equivalent to the Europa League, can restart from Oct. 27, CONMEBOL said.