goal.com : 31 MAY, 2021, 8:50 PM
Brazil to host 2021 Copa America after scheduling chaos sees event pulled from Colombia and Argentina.
With the two nations originally scheduled to host the event in no position to stage elite competition, CONMEBOL has taken decisive action.
An official statement reads: “The CONMEBOL Copa America 2021 will be played in Brazil! Tournament start and end dates are confirmed.
“The venues and the fixture list will be informed by CONMEBOL in the next few hours.
“The oldest national team tournament in the world will thrill the entire continent!”
The competition was initially due to take place in June 2020 but was delayed by 12 months due to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdowns that were put in place.
Argentina and Colombia were prepared to be patient, but they have ended up missing out regardless.
Brazil will now stage the 47th Copa America between June 13 and July 10.
They are also holders of a prestigious international prize, having seen off Peru 3-1 to claim a memorable home soil success two years ago.
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