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Copa America postponed to 2021

Copa America postponed to 2021

Along with Euro 2020, the Copa America has also now been postponed to the summer of 2021 as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Sport all over the world has been shut down to avoid further spread of the virus, which has killed 2,158 people in Italy alone.

The Copa America was meant to play from June 12 to July 12, 2020, with games in Colombia and Argentina.

Instead, the new dates are the same as Euro 2020’s rescheduled slot, from June 11 to July 11 in 2021.

The decision was announced by CONMEBOL, FIFA and UEFA.

“I would like to thank Alejandro Dominguez and CONMEBOL, who have agreed to move CONMEBOL’s 2020 Copa America in order to follow the recommendations issued by the international public health organisations to enact extreme measures and as a result of EURO 2020 being postponed,” said UEFA President Aleksandar Ceferin.

“This means that clubs and leagues in Europe will have as little disruption as possible in the availability of their players. These joint efforts and especially this coordinated and responsible decision, are deeply appreciated by the whole European football community.

“I would like to thank FIFA and its President, Gianni Infantino, who has indicated it will do whatever is required to make this new calendar work. In the face of this crisis, football has shown its best side with openness, solidarity and tolerance.”

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