Copa America 2020 postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19, dates announced

  • Copa America 2020 postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19, dates announced

Copa America 2020 postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19, dates announced

According to BBC Football, the new tournament dates have been set for 11 June to 11 July, with UEFA set to sign on the agreement later today.

The Copa America 2020's European equivalent - the Euro 2020 - was also postponed till 2021.

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it has been confirmed that the 2020 UEFA European Championship and Copa America tournaments have both been postponed.

South America's governing body CONMEBOL has confirmed that the tournament which was set to take place this year in Argentina and Colombia has been pushed back.

"This is an extraordinary measure for an unexpected situation and responds to the fundamental need to avoid the exponential evolution of the virus", said CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez.

Dominguez added: "We also thank UEFA and its president, Aleksander Ceferin, for the joint work and the co-ordinated decision to also postpone Euro 2020 for the benefit of the entire football family".

"It hasn't been easy to make this decision, but we must safeguard the health of all athletes and staff members at all times".

"Have no doubts that the oldest global tournament in the world will be back stronger than ever in 2021".

Brazil are the reigning Copa America champions, who won the 2019 edition of the tournament after beating Peru by a 3-1 margin.

That means it is unlikely that the Club World Cup - which was meant to be hosted in China - can be at the same time of the year.

Last week, Federation Internationale de Football Association postponed the scheduled March round of World Cup qualifiers in South America at CONMEBOL's request.