Déjà vu of a Practical Experience: from the 2019 Social Outbreak to the COVID-19 Crisis in Chilean Football

Déjà vu of a Practical Experience: from the 2019 Social Outbreak to the COVID-19 Crisis in Chilean Football

The social crisis that occurred at the end of 2019 in Chile had severe consequences on football. The Chilean experience can serve as a model or trial to find solutions to manage the crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic is generating in the world of football.

2020 will be a year that the whole world will not forget soon, and this will not be thanks to Lionel Messis or Cristiano Ronaldos goals, or the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), but due to the eruption of a new protagonist, unwanted - but relentless -, that has brought not only professional football to its knees, but health systems around the world: coronavirus or COVID-19.

The health emergency provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic has taken the lives of thousands around the world and has pushed governmental authorities to take quick and drastic action, in order to prevent further spread of the disease.

Professional football has naturally been involved in these measures, given the number of people who gather around this contagion facilitating activity.

Although the health crisis exploded in Europe before that in South America,...

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