Saturdays violent clash ended the game and forced fans to flee the Corregidora stadium, locatedin the central state of Quertaro, during the match between home team Gallos Blancos and Atlas from Jalisco. From Guadalajara, Jalisco, the team shares a base with the infamous Chivas de Guadalajara, a fan favorite of the Mexican soccer league. Both teams issued statements condemning the violence. Mexican newspaper El Universal ran the front-page headline:"The darkest day for Mexican soccer.". The next qualifying match will take place on March 24 against the USA team and will be played in the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. After a brace by Uruguayan Nicolas Olivera, Queretaro was relegated. After the game, Queretaro supporters clashed against the Police, who were trying to stop them from reaching Atlas supporters. Atlas has had issues recently with violence among its fans. According to an interview with a fan, a small fight broke out when Atlas fans began to harass Quertaro fans. The match Cruz Azul vs Queretaro ended up being played in the small town ofJasso, Hidalgo. The visiting Queretaro supporters were being attacked by a majority of San Luis fans.
Despite this, the league only sanctioned the team with one game behind closed doors. In a statement released by FIFA, the soccer organization called the events unacceptable and intolerable.. This tragedy marks the highest point of violence in Mexican soccer, but how did the rivalry between Atlas and Queretaro begin? Others fought in the tunnel to the field. Last year, the "classic" with cross-town rival Chivas saw a brawl in the stands. Saturdays battle is the last drop in an unfortunate sea of violence that has grappled the league. Onecould be seen pulling a knife to cut the nets of one goal. Unfortunately, this is just one of the many violent incidents implicating these two groups. Official reports indicate a total of 26 people were injured 24 men and two women, and at least three in critical condition. Of the injured, only one is from Quertaro, another from Mexico City and the rest from Jalisco. Images and testimoniescirculating social media indicateda more violent and even deadly outcome, with some showing bloodied and unconscious individuals at the stadium. News reports and fan testimonies shared across social media indicate that the number of injuries is higher and some have reported deaths. Kuri said four of them had minor wounds, and eight were in stable condition, but three of the injured were in critical condition. Saturdays battle is the last drop in an unfortunate sea of violence that has grappled the league. The alleged aggressor was released after two years due to lack of evidence and not receiving due process. On that occasion, many people ran into the pitch to try to escape the fight, and fortunately only wounded people were credibly reported. Then in theClausura 2013, with both teams trying to avoid relegation, another violent event occurred. From the open support of clubs to the ultra-violent supporter groups to the lack of serious sanctions and the outright lack of responsibility that the League and Clubs have shown following violent clashes. Just kidding, they suck! K9, in charge of Saturdays match was suspended because they did not meet staff requirements to guarantee the safety of people at the stadium. More recently, during theApertura 2020semi-final against Pumas, via Twitter, the Barra 51threatened to stop the game altogetherif they didnt receive 300 tickets that were supposedly owed to them. A Massive fight between members of AtlasBarra 51and QueretarosLa Resistenciahas left an indelible mark in the minds of fans and outside observers in Mexico and around the world. Last Saturdays events have left a lot of vices in the open. At their current rank, Atlas would qualify for playoffs, but not Quertaro. San Luis weresanctionedwith a two-game veto on their stadium and approximately 25,000 dollars. FIFA joins the Mexican Football Association and Concacaf in condemning this barbaric incident and encouraging the local authorities to bring swift justice to those responsible. A mass brawl that broke out in the stands during one of Mexicos soccer league matches could negatively impact Mexico's national team, with many calling for the team to be disqualified from the FIFA 2022 World Cup. Its players quickly fled to the locker rooms, as did some from the Queretaro side. Chivas were winning easily 4-1 when a number of fans, frustrated at their teams performance, jumped into the pitch after the fourth goal and lashed out against then-coach Tomas Boy and his players. All exemplary sanctions would be decided by the Disciplinary Commission, while criminal sanctions correspond to the Government of the State of Quertaro, Arriola said. Mexico's top soccer league has suspendedall matches after a massive brawl among fans left more than two dozen people in hospital and three in a critical condition. Much has been saidabout the discrepancy between the number of casualties reported by the attendees of the game and the ones reported by government officials.
At least 26 people were injured, including three critically, on Saturday when fans brawled during a football game in central Mexico. The visiting Queretaro supporters were being attacked by a majority of San Luis fans. Measures will come with immediate effects and seeking to maintain and improve safety in the long term," said De Luisa. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn, and work. If the [team] does not have enough officers or they lack training, we are going to work to hold them responsible, said Guadalupe Murguia, Queretaros state interior secretary. Warning: This article contains images and details some readers might find distressing. Other Queretaro players, including Uruguayan goalkeeper Washington Aguerre, stayed near the bench trying to calm the fans. Security personnel opened the gates to the field so that fans, including women and children, could escape the stands. Fans clash on the terraces during the Queretaro v Atlas match. After the game, there were numerous clashes outside the stadium between the disgruntled Queretaro fans, and AtlasBarra 51, which had garnered a reputation for harboring explosive conduct amongst its members. Such was the case during the last matchday of theClausura 2007. Unconfirmed reports in the Mexican media said up to 17 people had died in the violence. More than 5000 people from Queretaro made the trip to the Jalisco Stadium, looking to support their team as they were trying to avoid relegation. Others destroyed a team bench and some fought in the players tunnel. Still, Quertaros governor and state officials said as of Tuesday morning that no one was killed during the brawl. Our thoughts are with all those who suffered its consequences..
One fan could be seen pulling a knife to cut the nets of one of the goals. Massive brawl at Queretaro vs Atlas soccer match in Mexico leaves three in critical condition. Kuri announced that the private security firm, G.E.S.
Atlas currently places in 7th place, while Quertaro found itself in 12th place. This is totally unacceptable," Queretaro GovernorMauricio Kuri said. Hopefully, it will be the last nail in the coffin, unless we wish to keep seeing actual coffins surrounding Mexican soccer. Support local journalism. AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), abc.net.au/news/mexico-football-match-brawl-queretaro-atlas-liga/100887392. Who Will Win the 2022 Liga MX Clausura Championship? Last Saturday marked the darkest day in the history of Mexican soccer.
We will make decisions that protect the fans, and our players. The clash broke out as Atlas, the reigning champion of the Liga MX, was dominating the match 1-0. All rights reserved. Due to the lack of security, the fan said, the clash intensified, growing by the numbers. Liga MX also condemned the violence in a message on its official Twitter account. The mood was particularly sour because, in that tournament, Queretaro lost three points after they failed to provide enough minutes to young players, as the league rules required then.
He said that all possibilities are being considered in terms of disciplinary measures, including complete disaffiliation from the Quertaro Ftbol Club.
This is totally unacceptable, Kuri said, adding that authorities were looking into charging some of the rioters with attempted homicide. Throwing stones at the Police and even starting fires outside the stadium. Find the latest info and results of everything related to the Mexican National Team, Liga MX, MLS and Mexican soccer players here on www.eltrionline.com. The team yielded and gave the 300 tickets that weredemanded. 2022 www.azcentral.com. They may have been the men who were seen unconscious on the ground being repeatedly kicked and pummeled in videos posted on social media. Disciplinary measures have not been taken against the Seleccin Mexicana, a top contender for the World Cup 2022 that will be played in Qatar in November and December of this year. After these two incidents, the league had classified this match as a highly dangerous game and as such, a greater number of police officers were deployed for subsequent games. Subscribe Last Saturdays events have left a lot of vices in the open. The magic El Tri Online 2021 | All Rights Reserved, Guard1anes 2021 Clausura Scores & Schedule, Cruz Azul Up-Ends Atlas Campen de Campeones Match Up, Liga MX ETO Power Rankings: Clausura 2022 Round 17, Pumas vs Seattle Sounders leave it all for the final leg, Liga MX ETO Power Rankings: Clausura 2022 Rounds 15 & 16, LAFC s Mamadou scores late for a 1-1 draw versus the Portland Timbers, Sanctions Announced for Brawl in Queretaro, LAFCs defense shines as they defeat Sporting Kansas City 3-1, Heres how LIGA MXs El Tri players performed in Matchday 1 of the 2022 Clausura, Mexico falls to Italy in U-20 World Cup debut in Poland, Preview- Liga MX Grita Mexico Clausura 2022, MLS 2021 Season Preview 3 Things To Look For, PEPIS SUCCESS SHOWS IMPORTANCE OF MEXICO SECURING DUAL NATIONALS. Atlas Ftbol Club is the reigning champion of the Liga MX Clausura 2021 tournament. After several minutes some of the fights moved to the field. Mikel Arriola, president of Liga MX, said an extraordinary assembly will be held on Tuesday to review the behavior of the clubs' fans. "They were savagely injured, which is a shame and a blot on soccer, for these type of things to happen, in a place that should be for families to go and have fun. Despite this, their supporters are very passionate and are able to mobilize a large number of people for high-profile games. According to reports from ESPN Deportes, the brawl broke out at the Corregidora Stadium in the central state of Quertaro during Saturdays match between home team Gallos Blancos and Atlas of Guadalajara, Jalisco. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. Unfortunately, what is happening in Queretaro is happening in my country, said Rafael Marquez, the former Mexico captain who started his career with Atlas and later became the clubs coach. On that occasion, many people ran into the pitch to try to escape the fight, and fortunately only wounded people were credibly reported. Meanwhile, Queretaros supporters have gained notoriety as one of the most violent groups in the league. Quertaro Ftbol Club, also known as Gallos Blancos, are from the city of Quertaro. Then sporting director of Liga MX and its future president,Enrique Bonilla,mentioned how Queretaros supporters amassed a bad reputation while their team was playing in the second division, which granted them be banned from numerous stadiums. The game was suspended at minute 63 as the violent clash made its way onto the field, forcing the Atlas team to retreat to the locker rooms, while Gallos Blancos players and personnel remained on the field a whilelonger in an effort to calm fans, according to ESPN Deportes.
From the open support of clubs to the ultra-violent supporter groups to the lack of serious sanctions and the outright lack of responsibility that the League and Clubs have shown following violent clashes. Those three points were the difference between staying in Liga MX and relegation. Three confirmed as critically injured after riot, Players were forced to flee from pitch during violence. San Luis wassanctionedwith a two-game veto on their stadium and approximately 25,000 dollars. He said that events like this have no place in soccer, or anywhere, and called for no more violence in our stadiums.. After a brawl between Atlas supporters and security personnel that lasted almost 20 minutes, the game could continue. We will address what are the rules for these groups to attend or not attend a soccer game. Three years later in theBicentenario 2010tournament, with Queretaro back in the top flight, many of the more radicalized fans were looking for retaliation for both the match that sent them to the second division and the clashes on the street that succeeded it. Here's what we found, How does depression work? Have a question for the team from El Tri Online? While I personally think Martinos time ahead of the Mexican National team has been a good one, lackluster performances in Mexico has not been playing its best fbol as of late although it has been picking up steam. Chivas will win the championship this season! As of today, the visiting fans will no longer be able to go to the stadiums, Arriola said. The state and municipal police, who are in charge of the outside of the stadium, went from containing to protecting the families," he said. "We regret and condemn these events, which run contrary to the spirit of our soccer," the Mexican Soccer Federation said in a statement. Fifa joins the Mexican Football Association and Concacaf in condemning this barbaric incident and encouraging the local authorities to bring swift justice to those responsible, said footballs governing body in a statement. Fans escape the field during Saturdays violence. Unsubscribe. Subscribe to azcentral.com today. K9) had to have 400 people from the private security company, when only about 290 present, Kuri said. Some people were armed with chairs and metal bars. They were savagely injured, which is a shame and a blot on soccer, for these type of things to happen, in a place that should be for families to go and have fun. A massive brawl ensued and had to be dispersed with tear gas, resulting in 20 wounded people. Last year, the derby with crosstown rival Chivas saw a brawl in the stands. Original reporting and incisive analysis, direct from the Guardian every morning. This time the brawl would start inside the stadium, a massive fight that ended in more than 30 people injured, some with serious wounds. Soccer fans, both in Mexico and abroad,have urgently called for the disqualification of Mexicos team given Saturdays brawl. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. They have clashed with other groups on numerous occasions. Atlas supporters have quarreled many times with Chivas ones, clashing as recently as April of last year. Saturday's match betweenhosts Queretaro, and Atlas from Guadalajara, the reigning league champions, had to be stopped in the 62nd minute when multiple fights broke out in the stands before spilling onto the field. Yon de Luisa, president of the Mexican Soccer Federation, the governing body that oversees all tournaments that involve Mexican professional soccer players, strongly condemned the events that occurred in Quertaro. That year, despite being the last team in the relegation table, Queretaro remained in the top flight after buying the franchise rights off Chiapas. I think that it got out of hand and that we should have acted differently. During theApertura 2013, after the government of Mexico Cityrequestedthe league not to play any games in the capital due to an ongoing teachers protest which according to them, didnt allow them to guarantee the security of fans. 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The attorneys office will also be reviewing videos circulating online, both from news outlets and fans that were present at the game. In 2012, 16-year-old America fan Christian Bringas was fatallystabbed. In week 14 of the Apertura 2019, in another highly volatile game against regional rival San Luis, known as El Clasico de La 57, the game had to be suspended five minutes before stopping time due to a massive brawl between the twobarras.
Queretaro fans quarreled for ninety minutes, after which Atlas fans could finally exit the stadium. On Monday, Gov. State authorities said 23 people remained in hospital, 10in a serious condition and three in critical condition with very severe injuries. In the next tournament, the two groups clashed again in the parking lot of the Corregidora Stadium, with at least 5 wounded. However, the governor of Queretaro, Mauricio Kuri, said those reports were untrue and no one had died, although 26 people had been hospitalized. Another pitch invasion also occurred during the quarterfinals of theClausura 2015. Video footage of the match suggested the security force was largely made up of female officers, who unsuccessfully tried to break up fights. Use the contact form below.
League president Mikel Arriola said those responsible for the lack of security in the stadium would be punished. "No-one will go unpunished," he tweeted following his meeting with the Liga MX president andQueretaro club president. He added that the rest of the leagues games this weekend had been suspended. I have read and agree to the terms & conditions, Form action Security personnel had opened the gates to the field so that fans, including women and children, could escape the stands. Other Queretaro players, including Uruguayan goalie Washington Aguerre, stayed near the bench trying to calm the fans. "I have been informed that investigation files have already been opened, including for attempted homicide.". Officials have not saidwhat might have triggered the clashes. CONCACAF, which oversees tournaments played out in the Americas, mirrored FIFAs statement, saying that acts of violence have no place in football or society.. Atlas was leading 1-0 when the fighting broke out. Federal and state government officials, as well as Liga MX leadership, have repeatedly denied such claims. At least 26 people were injured three of them in critical condition, according to Quertaro Gov. Mr Kuri condemned the violence and said the owners of the Queretaro club would have to answer for what happened. State authorities said some police were on duty at the stadium, but that it was largely staffed by private security officers. In week 14 of the Apertura 2019, in another highly volatile game against regional rival San Luis, known as El Clasico de La 57, the game had to be suspended five minutes before stopping time due to a massive brawl between the twobarras. Some fans armed themselves with chairs and metal bars. Several individuals will be interviewed during the course of the investigation, including government officials, who are directly and indirectly in charge of safety operations at the Corregidora stadium. "Unfortunately, what is happening in Queretaro is happening in my country," said Rafael Marquez, a former captain of the Mexican national team who started his career with Atlas and later became its coach. Referee Francisco Chacon later commented that he thought resuming the game would calm down the angered fans, which fortunately occurred. While government officials have strongly denied any deaths as a result of the clash, Quertaros State Attorneys Office announced an investigation into possible homicide and violence during a sports event. The President of the Soccer Federation Justino Compean avoided responsibilitystatingon Twitter, What happened in Jasso is the responsibility of Cruz Azul,Liga MX has nothing to do with this. "I have given instructions that the law be applied with all of its consequences," he said.
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