Copa America is not happening in Argentina. Conmebol has taken this decision due to the increase in corona infection in the country. The Copa America was scheduled to start on June 13 in Argentina. Alternatively, it is being explored in which country the tournament can be held. Through this, the biggest football competition in the Latin region fell into deep uncertainty.
Copa America was postponed last year due to the Corona epidemic. It was brought back in June this year. At first, it was a joint venture between Argentina and Colombia. But on May 20, Colombia was dropped from the hosts due to internal political unrest in their country. The 15 matches to be played in Colombia were also being discussed in Argentina at that time. But the opposite is true! The tournament is not taking place in Argentina now as Corona has taken a terrible shape.
Conmebol talks about the “current situation” as to why it will not be held in Argentina. The highest body in Latin football, however, did not elaborate on the status quo. However, the idea is that they have made such a decision because of the increase in corona infection in Argentina. In the last 24 hours, 21,346 new cases of corona have been reported in Argentina, a country of 4.5 million people, and 347 people have died, according to the World Metrics website. So far, a total of more than 36 lakh 50 thousand people have been affected by corona, about 6,500 people have died.
There are also doubts about whether the new Copa America organizer will be able to find Conmebol in such a short time. “Conmebel is thinking about it right now,” Conmebol said, adding that a decision would be made soon. Interested in hosting tournaments in a few countries. Their proposals are being scrutinized. Everyone will be informed about this very soon.
After Colombia was dropped from the tournament’s host list, Chile and Paraguay were reportedly interested in hosting 15 matches in the Colombian part of the tournament. In the last few days, as the situation in Argentina’s Corona continues to deteriorate, it was heard that the United States may also be the organizer of the Copa America. In 2016, the centenary Copa America was held in the United States.