Chapecoense will not be able to be present at the Eusébio Cup and has already warned Benfica of their unavailability. The Chapecó club claimed that the Brazilian Football Confederation made their presence unfeasible due to the existence of games of the Brasileirão and the Copa Sudamericana at that time (July 22), "not being possible to transfer dates", rejecting the authorization.
It is recalled that the 2017 Eusébio Cup, a pre-season event that honors the Black Panther, would be played at the Estádio da Luz between Benfica and Chapecoense on 22 July. Now the incarnates should look for another opponent for this game.
Read the statement from Chapecoense:
"The Chapecoense Football Association, the sporting entity, hereby announces, unfortunately, the cancellation of the friendly match between the football teams of the Chapecoense Football Association and Sport Lisboa e Benfica, which would be held on July 22, 2017 , In the city of Lisbon, Portugal, "Cup Eusébio Cup", since, in accordance with Clause 3.2, letter "h", of the signed agreement, CBF was asked for authorization, however, according to the attached document, it expressed that due To the existence of official matches of the Brazilian Championship