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The pre-season is in Miami and the friendly match against Olimpia from Honduras was just an illusion

The pre-season is in Miami and the friendly match against Olimpia from Honduras was just an illusion

01-02-2024

They were all summoned. Packed bags. The layout of the coaching staff was designed even with friendly matches that were to be played in the United States. But this Tuesday night, just hours before flying to Miami, Independiente remained without a pre-season abroad.

“Our organization has been the victim of a commercial violation by the organizing company Black & White INC, which did not solve basic issues such as transportation, accommodation, logistics and friendly matches that the first team had to play, as agreed. It was spread on websites,” Independiente explained through a statement. Social Media.

Truglio and Olimpia were left with their bags packed: Independiente cancels friendly match in the US

He explained that El Rojo always cooperates with that company, “Among other things, the organization agreed to pay for the trip 24 hours before travel, but the accommodation reservation was not made.”

For this reason, they were clear from Avellaneda: “This decision causes us economic damages and the impossibility of continuing to establish our brand position at the international level. Therefore, a legal action will be filed against Black & White INC, for damages and breach of contract.

And now? The club confirmed that it is already analyzing alternatives with the technical staff to maintain the preparation plan as well as friendly matches. An unexpected lightning bolt in the wheel complicates everything.

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Full statement: So far, the Board of Directors of Club Atlético Independiente has not been able to implement the pre-season for the professional soccer team in the state of Florida, United States.

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Our organization was the victim of a trade violation by the regulated company Black & White INC, which did not resolve basic issues such as transportation. Accommodation, logistics and friendly matches that the first team had to play, as promised.

At all times, the Club was available to Black & White INC to cooperate in executing the trip. Among other things, the organization agreed to pay for the flight 24 hours before travel, but the accommodation reservation was not made.

As the hours passed, the aforementioned company’s violations increased and reached a state of no return.

This decision causes us economic damage and the impossibility of continuing to position our brand internationally. Therefore, a lawsuit will be filed against Black & White INC. For damages and breach of corresponding contract.

From now on, the Board of Directors together with the technical staff are committed to organizing a new alternative to the pre-season to continue planning training for the start of official competitions. It should be noted that work is continuing to play the scheduled friendly matches to ensure that the football players’ working hours are not changed.

Finally, we want to highlight the cooperation at all times between the Argentine Football Association and the television signal ESPN. Who together with the club resolved the repeated non-compliance problem of the condemned company.

Friendly matches planned:

January 7 vs Sporting Cristal
January 13 vs. Deportivo Cali
January 19 vs Olimpia Honduras