Copa America 2021 – No Copa America in Argentina: The Copa America is without a host country only two weeks before kickoff after South American football federation CONMEBOL ruled out Argentina amid the rise of COVID-19 cases in the country.
CONMEBOL said Sunday night on Twitter — and it was later confirmed by an official — that it was analysing “the offer of other nations who showed interest in hosting the continental tournament,” without naming them. Copa America is scheduled to be played between June 13 and July 10.
A CONMEBOL informa que, em atenção às circunstâncias presentes, resolveu suspender a organização da Copa América na Argentina. A CONMEBOL analisa a oferta de outros países que mostraram interesse em abrigar o torneio continental. Em breve serão anunciadas novidades nesse sentido.
— CONMEBOL 🇧🇷 (@CONMEBOLBR) May 31, 2021
Copa America 2021: Copa America in Argentina suspended, two weeks before kick-off tournament doesn’t have a host
Argentina is facing a surge of coronavirus infections, with strict lockdown measures imposed last weekend amid a seven-day average of 35,000 cases and 500 deaths.
Colombia was dropped as a tournament co-host on May 20 amid a wave of protests against President Ivan Duque.
La CONMEBOL informa que en atención a las circunstancias presentes ha resuelto suspender la organización de la Copa América en Argentina. La CONMEBOL analiza la oferta de otros países que mostraron interés en albergar el torneo continental.
— CONMEBOL.com (@CONMEBOL) May 31, 2021
CONMEBOL also said a new host will be announced “soon.”
Argentinian President Alberto Fernández said last week his country was ready to host the entire tournament after the decision to remove Colombia from the organization.