CONMEBOL decided Monday not to establish the Copa America in Argentina. It is unclear where the tournament, which was due to start in two weeks, will be held now or whether it will continue at all. The Sports Association will inform you through the official channels and Twitter.
Originally, the Copa America was to be played in Argentina and Colombia. However, the South American Football Association had previously written off Colombia as a host country due to the tense political situation in the country.
The South American Football Association announced on Twitter that Argentina was also banned as host “due to the current circumstances.” The country devastated by the Coronavirus has recorded tens of thousands of infections and hundreds of deaths in one day.
A poll published on Friday showed that most Argentines do not want the Copa America to continue. It turns out that 70 percent of the country believes the South American Championships should not be held because the Coronavirus has struck again.
The Football Association is now considering the offer of other countries that have shown interest in organizing the tournament. Chile and the United States were among the following options for staging the tournament. In Chile, the situation around COVID-19 is much better. Additionally, a large portion of the population in the United States is now vaccinated.
Copa America: by VS de beste papieren
The United States appears to have the best cards at the moment to hold the tournament. Last Sunday, the nation’s largest race track, the Indy 500, was held. There, the stands were 30% full, which is good for around 100,000 spectators. They have seen Helio Castronivis cross the line first in this race for the fourth time in his career. Dutchman Rinus Fekkai finished eighth, leading the race for 32 laps.
For the first time in its 105-year history, the Copa America will be held in two countries from June 11 to July 10. In the previous edition in 2019, the title went to host country Brazil, which was too strong for Peru in the final.
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