Colombia will not host the Copa America
(CNN Espasol) – South American Football Confederation (Conmepole) reported This is a statement It was “impossible” for the Colombian government to postpone the match, as requested by the Colombian government on Thursday, for reasons “related to the international calendar of matches and logistics” in Copa America.
The tournament is scheduled to start on June 11 in Colombia and Argentina. The Colombian government has proposed to implement it by the end of this year.
“Conmepol confirms that Copa America is realizing 2021 and will announce the relocation of matches to be played in Colombia in the coming days,” the statement said.
In a statement issued this Thursday, Colombian Sports Minister Ernesto Lucena said that after meeting with President Ivan Duke and other officials, it had been decided to “formally” ask the South American Football Federation to postpone the tournament. In an event of this magnitude, the most important thing is the ability of the public. “
The minister did not cite the protests as a reason for the demand to move the match date. He added that the country had not been in contact with the Argentine government over the request.
“At the moment, having the ability to trophy is not something we all dream of,” he said. “The Ministry of Health will present a new date that will have 50% or more people in the stadium.”
“I spoke to the president of Conmepol a few minutes ago, who reiterated his acceptance of the letter, but made it clear to the country that this was the decision of the South American Football Federation,” he added.