Mayor of Porto Alegre asks for the postponement of decision in the Copa do Brasil

The Mayor of the city of Porto Alegre, Sebastião Melo, communicated that he sent a letter to the CBF asking for the postponement of the match between Grêmio and Bahia, for the Copa do Brasil

The mayor of the city of Porto Alegre, Sebastião Melosent a letter to CBF requesting the postponement of the second leg of the quarterfinals of the Copa do Brasil, between Guild It is bahia. The request is due to the forecast of an extratropical cyclone that should hit the state of Rio Grande do Sul this Wednesday, 12.

Civil defense was the one who alerted to the forecast of the cyclone, which should happen throughout the day with rain and strong winds in the state capital. Melo spoke on his official Twitter commenting on the request sent to the CBF and the FGF (Gaúcha Football Federation), for the game to be postponed.

Still in light of the extratropical cyclone alert, we sent a letter to Grêmio, FGF and CBF requesting the postponement of the game scheduled for this Wednesday night at the Arena. Precaution is important considering that it involves displacement of thousands of people and mobilization of services,” he wrote in the post.

Grêmio’s expectation is that around 40,000 people will attend its Arena to witness the decision of who will remain alive in the competition. Despite having already shown concern during the afternoon of Tuesday, the 11th, regarding the cyclone, a club official told “Globo Esporte” that a change was “practically impossible”.

Grêmio and Bahia for the Copa do Brasil / Credits: Flickr Grêmio / Lucas Uebel

Even so, the calendar would not be a problem only for the teams in question, since America-MG It is Corinthians also had their clash postponed due to commitments in the Copa Sudamericana. Thus, Minas Gerais and São Paulo will face each other next weekend, with the Brasileirão games also postponed, without confirmation of the new dates.

Source: sportbuzz

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