The reforms for Peruvian soccer: What are the changes that Lozano announced on the day of the 100 years of the FPF about?

The reforms for Peruvian soccer: What are the changes that Lozano announced on the day of the 100 years of the FPF about?

In a press conference, Agustín Lozano gave details of the changes that will take place in Peruvian soccer in search of increasing the competitiveness of the tournament. We tell you all the details.

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The reforms for Peruvian soccer: What are the changes that Lozano announced on the day? What about the 100 years of the FPF?

Agustín Lozano announced the reforms for Peruvian soccer from 2023. Photo: Coposicion.

While Juan Reynoso attentively observed the training of the Sub 23 under the command of Flavio Maestri in one of the main fields; In the main auditorium of Videna de San Luis, the president of the Peruvian Football Federation, Agustín Lozano, was preparing to announce the changes in the < b>League 1, League 2 and Peru Cup. Accompanied by Lander Aleman, Joel Raffo and Roberto Ramos, president and members of the Competition Commission, respectively; Roberto Silva, president of Safap; and Juan Carlos Oblitas, general director of football; The boss took advantage of the centenary of the FPF to start the reform of Peruvian football.

“We announce the reforms that will have to be applied and complied with. We have been working since 2019 for this together with professionals”, started saying Lozano. After qualifying for the 2018 Russia World Cup, according to the native of Chongoyape, the Federation decided to start work on the change in the local tournament that seeks to increase competitiveness.

In times when no Peruvian team competes at the international level, except for the miraculous path that Melgar has been having in the South American Championship –he will play the semifinals against IDV from Ecuador-, the reform he cried out. And you already have dates set. Which are? We tell you about them below.

The first step

As a first measure, the Bicentennial Cup and the Super Cup will not be played this year. The first was a tournament that brought together teams from League 1 and League 2 to give a place in the Copa Sudamericana, and in which Sporting Cristal emerged as champion in its last edition. The second was the single-match cup that pitted the winner of the Bicentennial Cup against the national champion. In other words, Cristal and Alianza Lima were going to face each other.

“We don't have a date, we don't know if the final will be played glazed. For me it is a title and you have to find a date for it. I don't know what the rival is thinking, in particular we would also like to play it, Carlos Bustos< had pointed out. /b>, Alliance technician, a few days ago. However, the proposal was totally ruled out.

“Leave the Bicentennial tournament and the Super Cup without effect for this 2022. For the following editions, in coordination with the organizing committee and the soccer subcommittee, the development of alternate tournaments that benefit clubs in economic, sports, competitive and commercial aspects will be evaluated”, was the message from Agustín Lozano.

Without the Bicentennial Cup, the quota for the 2023 Copa Sudamericana will be for the team that occupies the eighth position in the accumulated table. At this time, Alianza Atlético would be the owner of that ticket.

Liga 2023: with VAR, but without bag of minutes

< p itemprop="description" class="story-contents__font-paragraph">The arrival of technology to Peruvian soccer was a matter of time. After an experiment in the 2019 League 1 finals, Lozano announced that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will begin to be used in the local tournament starting next year.

As learned by El ComercioWith information from the National Referees Commission (Conar), initially the idea was to bring the VAR in this last part of the year, although there were some inconveniences such as the issue of logistics for the transfer to the provincial stadiums. However, it was decided that everything will start from 2023.

“This VAR and its application, which will also have supervision, will have a stadium evaluation commission that will work from the month of October to try to ensure that all stadiums where professional football is played have the infrastructure that allows the application of this technology”, indicated the head of the FPF.

On the other hand, after 14 uninterrupted years, the bag of minutes will no longer be a rule in League 1 and the decision of fielding young players will be by decision of each technical command and not an obligation.

This rule was born in 2008, after the success of the 'Jotitas', the Under 17 team led by Juan José Oré that qualified for the World Cup in the category a year earlier. However, over the years it has been losing credibility. This year he has even received a lot of criticism for the change that was made in which clubs that give two or more players to the Under 20 will get 180 minutes in the bag. Thus, Alianza Lima, Cristal and Universitario complied with what was established without the need to give their youth minutes on the field.

The reforms for Peruvian soccer: What are the changes that Lozano announced on the day? What about the 100 years of the FPF?

The 'Jotitas' for a walk in South Korea, a country that hosted the 2007 U-17 World Cup. In the photo some of those who appear are Reimond Manco, Luis Trujillo and Pedro Gallese. (Photo: USI)

“The bases of the pool of minutes are based on the fact that the clubs have minors, that they work and invest in training. It is like rewarding the work of the institutions with their quarries because they will give visibility to the youth who is well prepared to stand out and be sold. But in Peru there is no training for minors, there is no development, there is no established program. In the absence of the latter, the bag is ridiculous”, Daniel Ahmed had told us in an interview a few months ago.

As a replacement for the bag, what there will be will be a Under 21 Reserve Tournament and the Under 18 Pre Reserve Tournament, both competitions in a decentralized manner and only with teams from League 1. In addition, the player squad for both League 1 and League 2 will be a maximum of 27 players and players under 21 years of age may participate unlimitedly at any time, provided they are duly registered.

Change in promotions

Regarding the point of promotion and relegation of League 1, for next year it was determined that it will continue with 19 teams but with the difference that the revalidation will be removed. That is, the penultimate will not play permanence. There will be three declines. This with the intention that in 2024 the first division contest will be played with 18 clubs.

Furthermore, the Copa PerúHe ran out of tickets for direct promotion to the highest category of Peruvian soccer. It will be like a kind of third division and will give access to League 1.

“I love the Copa Perú, but now go to be an instance to give greater support. Now is the time to strengthen amateur football but without passion. It needs reengineering, Lozano pointed out about the championship that is played in all corners of the country.

ADT is the reigning champion of the Copa Perú and in this edition of Liga 1 it remains in the middle of the table. But of the last ten champions without the Tarm team, only Carlos Stein (2019), Binational (2017) and UTC (2012) they remain in the first division.

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