Argentina is able to host the Copa America, President Alberto Fernandez confirmed Sunday, regardless of the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic that has killed greater than 70,000 individuals in his nation.
The event is because of kick off on June 13 even because the coronavirus is ravaging the continent and regardless of the fragile political state of affairs in co-host Colombia, which is convulsed by anti-government protests.
“We have been consulted and mentioned sure. With all due care. This might be a Copa America for tv, that should be mentioned. Underneath these phrases we’d be prepared to honor our dedication,” Fernandez mentioned in a press release to tv channel C5N Argentina.
“The remainder will depend on how every part evolves and what Colombia can be going to do.”
Argentina goes by way of its worst part because the pandemic started, passing 3.3 million infections this weekend with a complete of 70,552 deaths.
“We agreed with CONMEBOL to carry the Copa America and we’re going to do it with the relevant restrictions,” Fernandez mentioned, referring to the South American soccer governing physique.
Fifteen River Plate gamers needed to be dropped on the final minute for the superclasico towards Boca Juniors for the Argentine League Cup on Sunday after they examined constructive for the coronavirus.
CONMEBOL has began vaccinating footballers for the Copa America because of 50,000 doses donated by Chinese language state pharmaceutical firm Sinovac.
For the time being, matches might be performed within the Argentine cities of Cordoba, Santiago del Estero, Mendoza and Buenos Aires, and in Colombia’s Barranquilla, Medellin, Cali and Bogota.
The opening Copa America match might be performed on the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires between Argentina and Chile on June 13.
The ultimate is scheduled for July 10 on the Barranquilla Metropolitan Stadium in Colombia.