For the first time in history, the tournament will be held in shared venues from different countries.
As has been the trend in recent years to share venues of the major football tournaments, the Copa América of 2020 would be played in Argentina and Colombia, on Wednesday approved the Council of the Conmebol that takes place in the city of Miami, USA.
As of 2020, the oldest tournament of the planet will be played every four years, to match the European calendar that disputes its regional championship in even years.
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The Conmebol rejected the proposal of the United States Federation to organize a new continental tournament to replace the Copa America and accepted the nomination of Argentina and Colombia as joint venues to “bring South American football closer to its fans,” he said in a statement. press.
Argentina would host two groups in its stadiums, while Colombia would organize the third-key matches. The semifinals would be divided between both countries, and the grand final of the championship will be held in the country of silver.
The last time Argentina organized the Copa América was in the 2015 edition, in which Venezuela obtained the best location in its history, culminating in fourth place after losing 4-1 to Peru.
Colombia hosted for the first and only time in 2001. The host country won the championship for the first time by defeating Mexico 1-0. It will be the second time in recent years that the Copa América will be played in consecutive years, after the edition of Chile 2015 and that of USA 2016.