The game of Defense and Justice, daring and always with the front bow in its sights, generates followers beyond Florencio Varela. And one of those who celebrated the triumph of Hernán Crespo’s team, champion of the Copa Sudamericana after beating Lanús 3-0 at the Mario Kempes stadium in Córdoba, was President Alberto Fernández.
Hours after the Halcón was consecrated, Fernández greeted the Defense and Justice feat through a message on his Twitter account.
“Congratulations to Defense and Justice and to all the people of Florencio Varela for winning the South American Cup,” the president began.
“My hug and recognition to the players for the great tournament they did, and especially to dear Hernán Crespo who gave us so many joys to the Argentines,” closed Fernández, a confessed fan of Argentinos Juniors, but a lover of the colorful football school that practice Defense and Justice.
Florencio Varela’s club, founded in 1935, has been playing football within the AFA since the 70s and has not stopped growing ever since. In 2014 he reached the highest category of Argentine football with Diego Cocca and, with an offensive line of play, began to rub shoulders with the main Argentine teams.
This is how he came to qualify to play international cups, something he has done consecutively for four years. In this season he had played the Copa Libertadores and was eliminated in the group stage in agony against one of those who will play the final, Santos from Brazil.
This is how he joined the South American Cup, where he had a perfect gait that rounded off with an unobjectionable victory against a Lanús who was more used to this type of definition. However, the goals of Adonis Frías, Braian Romero – the tournament’s top scorer – and Washington Camacho, tipped the balance for those of Florencio Varela, who now had a wide range to continue winning cups.
It is that with the consecration in the South American Cup not only won the ticket to play the Copa Libertadores 2021, but he will also be able to play the Recopa Sudamericana -before the winner of the final of the other Saturday between Santos and Palmeiras- and the Suruga Bank Cup . In turn, in the event of the modification by FIFA, it could also be part of the extended Club World Cup in 2021.