Five players from Venezuela's national team due to face hosts Brazil in the opening game of the Copa America tournament this coming Sunday tested positive for covid-19, posing new troubles to the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol).
Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga Monday announced players taking part in the upcoming Copa América shall not be required to be vaccinated, contrary to what had been announced last week.
The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) Monday decided that this year's Copa America, originally scheduled to be cohosted by Argentina and Colombia in 2020, will be staged in Brazil.
The South American Football Confederation Sunday announced the Copa America tournament was not going to be played in Argentina. The tournament due to begin June 13 was to be co-hosted by Colombia and Argentina.
Following its decision to reschedule the 15 Copa America matches which were due to be played in Colombia, the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) will be inspecting two Argentine stadiums Monday to choose the new venues.
The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) Thursday decided to reschedule the Copa America matches which were going to be played in Colombia starting next month but has yet to confirm the new venues.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Tuesday insisted his country is capable of hosting singlehandedly the Copa America football competition despite 35,543 new cases of Covid-19 and 745 deaths in one day for a record total of 71,771 casualties since the beginning of the pandemic.
The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) joined the growing criticism of England’s FA on Tuesday with a condemnation of the three-match ban given to Uruguayan Edinson Cavani for alleged racism.
FIFA's decision to temporarily allow up to five substitutions per match to help cope with potential fixture congestion was met coolly in South America on Friday.
Lionel Messi was suspended from Argentina's first qualifying march for the 2022 World Cup and fined US$1,500 by South American soccer's governing body.