No postponement, CONMEBOL says after co-hosts Colombia withdraw-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter
The video games that had been to be performed in Colombia within the 13 June – 10 July occasion will as an alternative be moved to Argentina, CONMEBOL stated
Asuncion, Paraguay: South American soccer’s governing physique CONMEBOL on Thursday rejected a request by Colombia to postpone the Copa America 2021 match it’s co-hosting with Argentina.
The video games that had been to be performed in Colombia within the 13 June – 10 July occasion will as an alternative be moved to Argentina, CONMEBOL stated, stating that it was “inconceivable” to maneuver the occasion to November as authorities in Bogota requested.
The federation assertion cited “causes referring to the worldwide calendar and logistics of the match.”
Colombia is within the midst of a wave of avenue protests and social unrest that has resulted in 42 deaths. COVID-19 circumstances have additionally shot up within the final weeks.
Massive and generally violent anti-government demonstrations have been happening in Bogota, Medellin and Cali – cities the place Copa America video games had been set to be performed.
On 13 Might a Copa Libertadores South American membership match sport in Barranquilla was suspended 5 occasions as clouds of tear fuel used to interrupt up demos outdoors the stadium wafted in and affected the gamers.
In Argentina, President Alberto Fernandez stated earlier that his nation could be prepared to totally host the video games if Colombia backs out.
However Argentina is coping with the worst part but of the COVID-19 pandemic – and late Thursday Fernandez introduced that Argentina will go into complete lockdown for 9 days to manage the unfold of the virus.
The Copa America match, just like the European Championship, was resulting from happen final 12 months however was postponed by 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Two visitor nations, Australia and Qatar, pulled out of the match in February resulting from a conflict with World Cup qualifying dates.
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