Brazil replaces Argentina as Copa America host | Sunday Observer

Brazil replaces Argentina as Copa America host

5 June, 2021

The Copa America has been switched from Argentina to Brazil, as fears continue over the current coronavirus situation in South America.

After being delayed by a year due to the pandemic, the tournament was due to kick off on June 13 in Argentina, but South America’s governing body CONMEBOL have announced the tournament will no longer take place there and will instead take place in Brazil.

Argentina is currently in lockdown and all soccer games have been called off, so there was little chance it could took place.

There was the possibility the tournament could be called off entirely, but it will now take place in Brazil.

After Colombia and Argentina were originally scheduled to co-host the tournament, Colombia was stripped of its hosting rights due to ongoing protests against the government.

With Argentina out as hosts too, it was believed that Chile, Paraguay and even the USA had all offered to host the tournament. (NBC Sports)