Copa America

Copa América postponed until the summer of 2021

The 2020 Copa America has been postponed due to fears over the fast spreading of the coronavirus.

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) made their statement on Tuesday afternoon.

The Copa América was due to take place in the summer of 2020, from 12 June to 12 July, in Colombia and Argentina, but as the Euro 2020 the 12-team tournament, had to be postponed for the summer of 2021.

Alejandro Dominguez, CONMEBOL president said that the Copa América would be rescheduled between June 11 and July 11, 2021.

"This is an extraordinary measure for an unexpected situation and responds to the fundamental need to avoid the exponential evolution of the virus," said Alejandro Dominguez, the president of CONMEBOL.

"It wasn't easy to take this decision but we must safeguard at all times the health of our players and all those who form part of the big South American football family," he added.

However, Colombia and Argentina were supposed to be the hosts of the tournament this year and CONMEBOL plan to keep to the same for the next year, when the competition will take place.

Apart from the ten South American countries that will take place in the competition as always, Australia and Qatar have been invited to be part of the competition too.