All sold out and new grass for the opening match

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All sold out and new grass for the opening match

He Mercedes Benz Stadium will show a full house, with 70,000 spectators, for the opening match of America Cup which will be played tomorrow in Atlanta by the current champion, Argentina, and Canada, who will participate in the tournament for the first time, CONMEBOL announced this Wednesday.

“The sale of all the tickets for the opening match shows the relevance of this football festival. We hope that the fans will enjoy this tournament from the beginning to the end which we have outlined in thinking that the experience will be unique and of international stature,” declared Alejandro Domínguez, president of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL).

In addition to the full stands, the venue will feature a newly installed grass, which has been a source of controversy, as it was installed after Atlanta United, playing as the home team on the stage, played on artificial grass in Saturday against the Houston Dynamo in an MLS match.

The Argentine coaching staff inspected the field of play in the morning and, in the subsequent press conference, coach Lionel Scaloni said that he had not stepped on it and could not hide his surprise at the way everything happened. just a few days until the start of the competition. “Let’s see how he is. Let’s hope he recovers tomorrow. Here they are used to doing everything quickly. Let’s hope that he is fine for the good of football,” he added.

Source: La Verdad

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