Argentina and Colombia set to co-host 2020 Copa America

14 March 2019 | Stadia & Major Events
Argentina and Colombia set to co-host 2020 Copa America
CONMEBOL, South America’s soccer confederation, has provisionally chosen Argentina and Colombia to be co-hosts of the 2020 Copa America.

Argentina and Colombia both must meet the technical requirements laid out by CONMEBOL before they are confirmed as hosts.

Despite the two nations being a six hour plane journey apart, CONMEBOL has chosen to keep the tournament in South America after the US and Australia both made hosting proposals.

In a statement, CONMEBOL said that the 2020 tournament will bring ‘South American football closer to its fans.’

In regards to the proposal from the US, CONMEBOL said accepting it would have effectively ignored ‘more than 103 years of sports tradition of Copa America’.

However, the Associated Press report that CONMEBOL would consider hosting bids from nations outside of South America for the 2024 edition.

China, Russia and Qatar have all expressed an interest in hosting the competition in the past.

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