Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Mato Grosso and Goias have been chosen to carry the swiftly rescheduled competitors
Brazil will host the 2021 Copa America in 4 venues throughout the nation, chief of workers Luiz Ramos confirmed on Tuesday.
CONMEBOL revealed on Monday that the South American match would return to Brazil, which was additionally the host of the final occasion in 2019.
The last-minute change was made after each Argentina and Colombia withdrew from internet hosting duties as a result of severity of the coronavirus pandemic and, within the case of the latter, ongoing social unrest.
What was stated?
“The Copa America in Brazil is confirmed,” Ramos wrote on Twitter.
“Coherence has gained out. Brazil, which hosts the Libertadores, Sudamericana, to not point out the state and Brazilian Championship, can not shut its doorways to such a standard competitors as this.”
Which cities will host the Copa?
Ramos additionally revealed that 4 states in Brazil will obtain matches, which is able to all be behind closed doorways.
The Federal District, which accommodates the nation’s capital Brasilia, Mato Grosso, Rio de Janeiro and Goias, will welcome South America’s greatest gamers between June 13 and July 10.
The venues have been chosen largely to keep away from stadiums the place the top-tier Serie A, which is able to proceed all through the Copa, is happening.
Many states have additionally publicly declined to carry Copa video games as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, with South America at the moment the world’s hardest-hit area.
Whereas Ramos didn’t specify which stadiums have been chosen, Rio de Janeiro’s Estadio Maracana will seemingly maintain solely the ultimate, with the 2 teams based mostly in a number of of the three further states.
Who will compete within the 2021 Copa?
The Copa America was initially scheduled to happen in 2020 with 12 taking part nations.
The pandemic pressured a 12-month postponement, and visitor nations Australia and Qatar subsequently withdrew attributable to scheduling conflicts in 2021, leaving CONMEBOL’s 10 member nations.
These nations are break up into two teams: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are in Group A, which was initially to be performed in Argentina; whereas Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela make up Group B, meant for Colombia.
4 groups from every group will qualify for the quarter-final stage, with the primary spherical concluding on June 27 and 28.