Conmebol suspends Copa America organization in Argentina

Conmebol suspends Copa America organization in Argentina

The Kovid-19 epidemic again affects the game. The Confederation of South American Football (Conmembol) reported Sunday night that “given the current circumstances, it has decided to suspend the Copa America event in Argentina.” The competition is scheduled to begin on 11 June. In a note, the organization said that “it analyzes the proposal from other countries that have shown interest in hosting the continental tournament. Soon, news will be announced in this sense”.

The statement came minutes after the country’s Interior Minister Wado de Pedro warned that it was “very difficult” to sustain the tournament due to the state of the Kovid-19 epidemic. Tomorrow, President Alberto Fernandez will give a final talk on the matter, but Connembol hoped for a decision. The council of the institution will meet on an emergency basis this Monday at 9 am (Brasilia time), when there should be any news.

The tournament will initially be played in two countries, but last week Connembol moved the entire tournament to Argentina, as Colombia postponed the dispute due to the country’s social crisis. There is no denying the cancellation of the contest with 10 selections.

Last Wednesday, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned of “worrying” levels of Kovid-19 cases and deaths in recent weeks in the US, and regretted that many failed to comply with preventive and preventive measures. Have been. . According to PAHO, four out of five countries that reported the most new infections were in the region (Brazil, United States, Argentina, and Colombia), and five reported the most cumulative deaths (United States, Brazil, Mexico), Colombia and Argentina).

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