Montevideo, May 31, 2021 (AFP) – Conmembol announced on Monday that the Copa America would be based in Brazil, a year after the South American selection tournament was postponed due to the Kovid-19 pandemic. Its attainment in Colombia and Argentina, as originally anticipated.
March 2020 – The epidemic postpones the event. In March 2020, due to the “global and regional development of the coronavirus”, Conmembol postponed the 47th edition of the Copa America for a year.
A decision in line with the euro’s moratorium. At that time, the Kovid-19 was giving a tough competition to Europe and the first major outbreak was beginning to occur in South America.
February 2021 – Qatar and Australia concede the epidemic leaves the tournament without two of its guests. Both Qatar and Australia have announced that they have withdrawn from the competition, citing time problems and an advancing coronavirus pandemic.
May 20 – Colombia asks for a new moratorium, immersed in a deep social crisis, with dozens dead, Colombia requesting postponement of World Cup on May 20 – beginning on June 13 – “end of this year” By.
While strong disturbances to Bogotá, Medellín and Cali planned to host the tournament, the Colombian government has requested a change of date to “complete the event with fans at the stadium in the best possible way”.
May 20 – Colombia removed Conmembol immediately responds to Colombia’s request, vetoing the tournament’s postponement and removing the Centennial South American National Championship co-organization.
The organization did not listen to Colombians’ request to postpone the competition for the second time and announced that it would be held only in Argentina.
30 May – Goodbye, Argentina In the midst of a wave of rumors over the tournament in Chile, the United States and even Qatar, Conmembol surprised Brazil by defining Brazil as host this Monday.
With over 450,000 deaths and 16.5 million cases of Kovid-19, Brazil was no longer on the map of fans hosting Copa America two years after hosting the final version of the event (2019).
The current champion of the tournament will now have the responsibility to host a new edition of the World Cup amid the epidemic, thus completing a unique sequence of major events that began with the 2014 Football World Cup being held in Rio de Janeiro. In 2016 Olympic Games and 2019 only in Copa America.
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