CONMEBOL, the South American football federation is hopeful that Argentina and Colombia will allow fans in the stadium to enjoy live Copa America 2021 matches starting from 13th June. South America’s highest football governing council is working with officials from both the countries so that availability of COVID-19 vaccines are enough for fans to attend the event.
“We are days away from starting our next edition of the Copa America in a new format and with two countries that have tremendous football fans who are eager to host us. We are working together with both governments to be able to get as many vaccines as possible so that the general public have the opportunity to be at the stadiums to cheer on their heroes,” CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez said during the Paraguay-based entity’s annual congress.
Copa America’s 47th edition was originally scheduled to play in 2020 but due to Coronavirus pandemic it got postponed to one year and now it will be held from June 13. Australia and Qatar pulled off from the tournament citing schedule clash with Asian World Cup Qualifiers 2022.
Final of championship is due to play on 10 July 2021 at Barranquilla.