The FIFA president refused to ask for the match to be played and threatened clubs with disciplinary sanctions in case the game did not take place. "Every decision for this match went through Conmebol, not FIFA," he said.
"I want to clarify because of a series of false rumors spread that I did not want to play the game anytime."
This is the sentence chosen by Gianni Infantino to deny Rodolfo d'Onofrio after he told the media that the FIFA president had told Boca that he should play the match. In a an outstanding note he gave to La NaciónInfantino also denied having threatened disciplinary sanctions if the game did not take place. He washed his hands without pressing Saturday to play.
"Infantino told Angelcichi that he was playing"
Rodolfo d'Onofrio told how yesterday's meeting was about whether to play or to stop. Video: Fox Sports
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"Every decision for this match passes through Conmebol, not FIFA," added the Italian. who participated in one of the meetings held in Monumental by the presidents of Boca, River and Conmebol.
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To start the journey back to Switzerland, the FIFA president said "violence can not happen in football" and gave its full support to CONMEBOL.