Argentina Axed As Copa America Host Simply Two Weeks Earlier than The Opening Recreation Amid Rise In Covid-19 Infections
Argentina has been axed as Copa America host simply 13 days earlier than the match’s first sport following an increase in Covid-19 an infection price.
The match, that includes 10 South American nations, had been as a consequence of be held in Argentina and Colombia between June 13 and July 10, the primary time in its 105-year historical past with joint hosts.
Nonetheless, Colombia was eliminated as co-host on Could 20 after a wave of protests demanding social and financial change unfold throughout the nation and Argentina has now adopted as a consequence of what CONMEBOL mentioned was the ‘current circumstances’.
CONMEBOL didn’t disclose the character of the circumstances that led to the choice however Argentina is presently experiencing a surge in COVID-19 circumstances.
‘CONMEBOL is analysing gives from different international locations which have proven curiosity in internet hosting the continental match,’ it mentioned in a brief assertion. ‘Updates will probably be introduced quickly.’
Officers from the organisation will meet on Monday to resolve on the subsequent steps for the match, which was held over from 2020 as a result of pandemic.
Argentina noticed COVID-19 circumstances develop shortly in Could and prompted the federal government to mandate a strict new lockdown.