Sport x CRB, for Série B, postponed due to heavy rain in Recife | Brazilian series b

Because of the heavy rain that has fallen in Recife since Monday noon, the game between sports And CRBwhich was to open the ninth round of the Brazilian Serie B Championship, has been postponed to Tuesday, 19 p.m.. The decision was made by referee Vinicius Gonçalves Dias Araújo (SP), after four assessments of turf conditions at Ilha do Retiro, which inundated several sites.

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The two teams arrived for the match wearing uniforms and following the protocol, but the decision was taken by the referees at exactly 9:00 pm, one hour after the time set for the ball to be rolled, as it began to rain more intensely. Players from both teams also requested a postponement.

The general regulation of the Brazilian Confederation competitions talks about postponing the match to the next date, at the same place and time. But the Brazilian Football Confederation, in connection with the clubs and arbitration, set this at the Arena de Pernambuco, at 19:00. The stadium has a better drainage system and more rain is expected in Recife this Tuesday.

Sport x CRB Ilha do Retiro – Photo: Marlon Costa / Pernambuco Press

The head of the sport, Yuri Romao, has confirmed that there will be no harm to the fan who went to Ilha do Retiro, this Tuesday.

– The fans will have no harm. We’ll give him back and he can exchange his ticket for tomorrow’s game. And if he can’t go, we’ll move on to the next match – tell.

Sports President Yuri Romao talks about postponing the match and tickets

Sports President Yuri Romao talks about postponing the match and tickets

Ilha do Retiro garden task force to remove puddles

Ilha do Retiro garden task force to remove puddles

– We had to wait and follow protocol which is 30 minutes. If there were no conditions, we waited another 30 minutes and evaluated the field and saw that there were no conditions. We think about the safety of the players – said referee Vinicius Gonçalves Dias Araujo when commenting on the decision.

The Sports Council even set up a special operation to ensure a match, with four additional drain pumps to reduce the volume of water on the playing field. With the match day approaching, club officials and even Colombian striker Ray Vanegas attempted to remove the excess water manually. However, that wasn’t enough.

Sport x CRB – ​​Ilha do Retiro – Photo: Marlon Costa / Pernambuco Press

Attacker Ray Vanegas tries to help the water mop from Ilha do Retiro.  Pictures from Pernambuco Press

Attacker Ray Vanegas tries to help the water mop from Ilha do Retiro. Pictures from Pernambuco Press

Inside the stadium, fans turned up in droves, even with the possibility of raising the degree of postponement since early afternoon, on social media. And while judging the stadium, several Reds had fun – like the one who dived and swam in the flood-filled social media sites at Ilha do Retiro.

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A sports fan “dive” in the social pool at Ilha do Retiro

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The staff is trying to speed up the discharge of Ilha do Retiro

The staff is trying to speed up the draining of Ilha do Retiro “manually” using buckets. Pictures from Pernambuco Press

Sport occupies third place in the second division with 15 points. CRB is second in the relegation zone with just seven. See competition schedule.

Check more photos of the Ilha do Retiro park

Water floods grass on Retiro Island after heavy rain in Recife – Photo: Marlon Costa/Pernambuco Press

Pool on Ilha do Retiro Sport x CRB – ​​Photo: Marlon Costa / Pernambuco Press

Sport x CRB rain – Photo: Rafael Vieira / AGIF

Sport x CRB – ​​Ilha do Retiro – Photo: Marlon Costa / Pernambuco Press

Water floods grass on Retiro Island after heavy rain in Recife – Photo: Marlon Costa/Pernambuco Press

Water floods grass on Retiro Island after heavy rain in Recife – Photo: Marlon Costa/Pernambuco Press

Water floods grass on Retiro Island after heavy rain in Recife – Photo: Marlon Costa/Pernambuco Press

Retiro Island flooded after heavy rain in Recife – Photo: Marlon Costa/Pernambuco Press

Water floods grass on Retiro Island after heavy rain in Recife – Photo: Marlon Costa/Pernambuco Press

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