There are only two Argentine teams left in this edition of the South American Cupbut yes Lanus o union reach the final they will not have to leave the country to play it: the CONMEBOL made official this Thursday that it will be held in Córdobainstead of Brasilia.
The defining match of the second most important club tournament, which will start the round of 16 next week, will be played on saturday october 1 in the stadium Mario Alberto Kempes. The reason for the change is the general elections that will take place the next day in the neighboring country.
Initially the match was scheduled to be played at the Mané Garrincha -the same place where Gonzalo Higuain scored for Argentina to beat Belgium in the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup- but the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) requested the change and the new headquarters was agreed upon by the members of the Conmebol Council.
The request for modification was capitalized by the Government of Córdoba, which will once again host the transcendental match, as it had done in 2020. On that occasion, the champion was Defense and Justice but the difference with the next final will be the public: this time the match will be able to count on the public of the clubs.
The contest will distribute $60 million and the champion of the 2022 edition will pocket a prize of 5 million dollars, one million more than the bag that took the Athletico Paranaense when he conquered the 2021 tournament. In this edition, all the clubs that participated in the group stage received $900,000.
“The sustained increase in prize money for participating and winning clubs, the increasing reach of broadcasts and the high level of competition of the teams are factors that show the expansion of this continental tournament”said the entity in a statement.
For its part, the final of the Copa Libertadores 2022 will be played on Saturday, October 29 at the Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo stadium, in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil.