It was no shock that South America’s showpiece continental match Copa America, initially as a result of be performed in summer time 2020, was postponed following the outbreak of Covid-19.
Nonetheless, few may have imagined that the match would once more be unsure a 12 months later.
Having been delayed for 12 months, there have been issues over the place it could really be performed, with each host nations – Colombia and Argentina – having their duties suspended by CONMEBOL.
So what’s the scenario with the Copa America and the place will the competitors happen? Objective takes a glance.
When will Copa America 2021 happen?
Copa America 2021 is ready to happen from June 13 and conclude on July 10, 2021.
The forty seventh version of the match was postponed from its authentic dates of June 12 to July 12, 2020.
The rescheduled dates follows within the footsteps of Euro 2020, which UEFA postponed for a 12 months.
The Olympics, which had been additionally scheduled to happen summer time of 2020, had additionally been pushed again for a 12 months.
The place will Copa America 2021 happen?
The competitors was initially set to be held throughout 9 venues in 9 cities in Colombia and Argentina.
Nonetheless, following ongoing anti-government protests, Colombia was stripped of Copa America internet hosting rights, whereas Argentina’s internet hosting rights had been suspended after a surge in Covid-19 circumstances within the nation.
Chile was touted as a possible different host nation and appears the more than likely vacation spot if the match just isn’t delayed. The US was additionally recommended as a potential venue.
This summer time’s Copa America match will solely see 10 CONMEBOL nations competing towards each other, as visitor nations Australia and Qatar withdrew. The perimeters are break up into two teams of 5, with the highest 4 qualifying for the quarter-final stage.
Will Copa America 2021 be canceled?
CONMEBOL won’t cancel Copa America 2021, with Brazil being chosen as a substitute host nation.
The choice to drop Argentina as a number nation got here on Might 30, two weeks earlier than the competitors is ready to start on June 13, so CONMEBOL had a brief window to discover a substitute.
Who received Copa America 2019?
Brazil are defending South American champions, the Selecao beating Peru 3-1 within the remaining held on house turf.
Everton, Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison all scored for the house facet, whereas Guerrero equalised within the forty fourth minute by means of a penalty.
Everton was high scorer of the match, with Brazil lifting their ninth Copa America.