Copa America has been thrown into chaos. CONMEBOL yanked Argentina as host due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Following the governing body’s decision to divest Colombia of co-hosting rights due to anti-government protests and COVID-19 concerns in the country. Argentina was poised to host the showcase South American event, which would begin on June 13 in Buenos Aires.
CONMEBOL was looking for other venues in Argentina to replace Colombia ahead of next month’s curtain-raiser at El Monumental between Lionel Messi’s La Albiceleste and Chile.
Argentina will not host the Copa America, which has already been postponed a year. CONMEBOL looks for other hosts Owing to the coronavirus outbreak.
According to reports, Chile, Paraguay, and the United States are the frontrunners to host the tournament.
According to a statement released on Sunday, CONMEBOL has decided to postpone the development of the Copa America in Argentina. CONMEBOL examines more bids from countries interested in hosting the continental tournament. Before the announcement, Argentina’s interior minister Wado de Pedro recognized that hosting Copa America would be extremely problematic. It is owing to the COVID-19 scenario.
“Today I was talking with the president about the health situation of certain jurisdictions, such as Mendoza, Cordoba, Tucuman, and Santa Fe [the tournament’s first two designated venues], and due to the health diagnosis, we see the cup being played in Argentina as very difficult,” De Pedro told C5N.