The League 1 It will be played again in a decentralized manner in 2022 to the happiness of the fans in the interior of the country. The FPF and the government is already making arrangements for stadiums in the regions to open their doors to professional football after almost two seasons.
The advance of vaccination throughout the country and the control of the pandemic by the health authorities, as well as the reactivation of the main economic activities, shed light on the authorities to believe that the Peruvian professional soccer it can also return to its essence.
As it is recalled, in March of last year, the pandemic of the Covid-19 forced the FPF to paralyze the decentralized first and second division tournaments, Women’s Football and youth soccer. After presenting strict sanitary protocols, only the competences of League 1 and League 2 were disputed again from August, but in Lima and without an audience in the stands.
This year, the first and second division soccer tournaments continued to take place in the country’s capital, and the soccer championships Women’s Football and the youth soccer (Sub 18 Generation Cup) managed to reactivate. The first step towards the decentralization of football has just been taken by the Peru Cup, whose exceptional edition 2021 is held in various regions.
Likewise, the fans returned to the stadiums, in reduced capacity, for the matches of the peruvian team in the Qualifying Qatar 2022. The outlook is looking good for professional football to be played in a decentralized format and with the public in 2022. The ball, at the moment, is in the court of government and the FPF.
When was the last time League 1 was played in a decentralized manner
The last time that League 1 was played in a decentralized manner was in the 2020 season, however, this year only six dates could be played, since the tournament had to stop due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, the national championship was restored in August of that year, but had to be played in Lima. This same format was repeated in this 2021 season, but in the next campaign, the tournament will be played again in the regions of our country.
Who will be the champion of League 1 2021
Next November the national champion of this season will be known, and everything indicates that between Alianza Lima or Sporting Cristal, the one who is crowned with the League 1 title would come out, since the Blue and Whites are nowhere from taking the Phase II, so he would have to define the tournament with the winner of Phase I, that is, with the ‘Rimense’ squad.