With Argentina and Colombia unable to fulfil their commitments as hosts of the 2021 Copa America because of civil unrest and Covid-19 issues, Brazil has stepped in to stage elite continental competitors.
With the coronavirus pandemic persevering with to trigger havoc in South America, and Colombia dealing with anti-government protests, there was a really actual menace at one stage that an occasion which has already been pushed again as soon as would should be rescheduled once more.
CONMEBOL has, nonetheless, taken decisive motion and introduced that the hosts of the 2019 match might be stepping up once more within the federation’s hour of want.
What has CONMEBOL stated?
An official assertion reads: “The CONMEBOL Copa America 2021 might be performed in Brazil! Event begin and finish dates are confirmed.
“The venues and the fixture listing might be knowledgeable by CONMEBOL within the subsequent few hours.
“The oldest nationwide crew match on the planet will thrill the whole continent!”
When will the 2021 Copa America happen?
The competitors was initially because of happen in June 2020 however was delayed by 12 months as a result of coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdowns that had been put in place.
Argentina and Colombia had been ready to be affected person, however they’ve ended up lacking out regardless.
Brazil will now stage the 47th Copa America between June 13 and July 10.
They’re additionally holders of a prestigious worldwide prize, having seen off Peru 3-1 to assert a memorable dwelling soil success two years in the past.
Which groups are collaborating in Copa America 2021?
Brazil might be joined by the nationwide sides of Argentine and Colombia regardless of their respective nations being unable to stage fixtures.
Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay full the 10-team competitors.
Australia and Qatar had initially been invited to make visitor appearances, however they’ve needed to withdraw as a result of rescheduling of 2022 World Cup qualification fixtures in Asia.