It was on Wednesday, one of the Copa America host nations Argentina offers to host the entire tournament after Colombia was abandoned as a tournament co-host last week. President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez said “a strict protocol so Copa America is held in this country” to Alejandro Domínguez, the head of South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL, both parties said in a statement.”
The Copa America 2020 tournament is all set to begin on 13 June with its final match taking place on the 10th of July. The organizers had to postpone the tournament due to the Covid- 19 pandemic which was originally scheduled for 2020.
There is a lot of chaos and protest going on in Colombia against President Ivan Duque, and the Colombian government requested to once again postpone Copa America to the end of the year, however, the request was rejected by CONMEBOL.
There are strict lockdown measures imposed in Argentina last week due to the rising coronavirus infections with a 7 day average of 35000 cases and 500 deaths. The meeting was held between Fernandez and Dominguez at the presidential resident of Olivos, where they analyzed “organizational and logistical aspects, in accordance to the host cities and also regarding its health protocols.
Also, both of them agreed upon the tournament protocols coming from the countries health ministry.