Brazil tapped to host Copa America as pandemic-hit Argentina withdraws


FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Copa America Argentina-Colombia 2020 Draw - Centro de Convenciones, Cartagena, Colombia - December 3, 2019 Conmebol President Alejandro Dominguez during the draw REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo

ASUNCION (Reuters) - The Copa America will take place in Brazil next month, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Monday, although President Jair Bolsonaro's chief of staff said ongoing talks might not reach a formal conclusion until the next day.

The surprise announcement, which would mean relocating the competition from one South American coronavirus hotspot to another, means the world's oldest international tournament could kick off as planned on June 13, with the final on July 10.

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