Conmebol reported that it is working with the Argentine government to present a biosecurity protocol that allows the 2021 Copa América to be fully developed in this country.
However, the governing body does not rule out that the continental competition can be held together, as planned with Colombia, which eventually ended up losing the host of the tournament of nations.
In dialogue with Radio La Red de Argentina, the Deputy Secretary General of Conmebol, Gonzalo Belloso, confirmed that Chile is a real option to share headquarters with Argentina, so that next week a final decision on the country will be announced or the countries that will receive the competition.
“We are in a process of analysis and we will define next week. There are other possibilities, we have also spoken with Chile, we are calm. It may be a part in Chile or in Argentina,” he said.
And he added: “In no way are we going to press for an audience, we understand the situation Chile is one of the possibilities that there may be audience in some games. If so, welcome.”
Likewise, Belloso explained that if Chile remains as the host of the Cup, the southern team would become the head of the series, which would imply that Colombia moves to group A in which Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia are.
“Chile can take over the part that corresponded to Colombia. If that happens, Colombia will go to Argentina’s group. There are no other options,” he concluded.
Thus, Colombia could change the lot in the Copa América and would go from being head of group B (Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru) to being part of group A.