Tense hours are lived in Colombia, because of the protests in the main cities of the country against the decisions of the government of Iván Duque. The wave of violence and clashes with the police and the military has left an unfortunate balance of civilian deaths. That is why the world of South American football is closely watching the situation, since the matches of Colombian teams in Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana have already been affected.
The Argentine teams River Plate, Argentinos Juniors and Lanús, were to play this week against coffee clubs: Santa Fe, Atlético Nacional (Libertadores) and Equidad (Sudamericana), respectively. However, in view of the news of public order, they decided not to travel to Colombia.
Thus, it was verified that football is affected by the situation of blockades, clashes and demonstrations.
In this way, Conmebol would be studying the possibility of having another country as an option to host the Copa América, in case the organization in Colombia cannot guarantee the security of the delegations and the free development to carry out scheduled matches.
In the Colombian media, two journalists already agreed on this information: Hernán Peláez (W Radio) and Javier Hernández Bonnet (Blu Radio). Thus, Paraguay appears as Conmebol’s plan C, since the governing body of South American football works there and there would be guarantees to play the contest, alongside Argentina, which for now is still the other headquarters of the Copa América.