June 15, 2021

Argentina also abandons the organization of the Copa América

Conmebol headquarters in Luque (Paraguay).

Conmebol headquarters in Luque (Paraguay).

Conmebol announced that this Sunday that the 47th edition of the Copa América, which had to be played last year and due to the covid-19 pandemic, was postponed to June 13, It will not be organized by Argentina due to the intensification of infections in this country.

“Conmebol informs that in view of the present circumstances it has decided to suspend the organization of the Copa América in Argentina,” says a statement published today on its Twitter account. Minutes before learning about the Conmebol decision, Argentina’s Interior Minister, Wado de Pedro, announced that it was “very difficult “for the country to host the tournament due to the worsening pandemic.

The announcement comes ten days after Colombia, immersed for more than a month in a social conflict, will be left out of the organization as his proposal to postpone the tournament again for the end of the year is not accepted.

The South American Football Confederation, which groups ten federations, announced in a statement posted on its Twitter account that it “analyzes the offer of other countries that showed interest in hosting the continental tournament.”

However, Conmebol sources consulted by Efe They do not rule out that the competition is finally canceled for this year. The Board of the entity must meet urgently this Monday to define the final option.


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