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Argentina and Colombia Declared Hosts for the 2020 Copa America; CONMEBOL rejects United States' proposal

Updated On 14 Mar, 2019 Published On

Countries Argentina and Colombia have been declared as the hosts for the 2020 Copa America this Wednesday by the South American Football Confederation.

The CONMEBOL (South American Football Confederation) rejected the United States' proposal and awarded the Copa America tournament to Colombia and Argentina.

The officials meeting conducted on Wednesday in Miami said the decision was made in a way for “bringing South American football to the fans”.

The 2019 Copa America tournament competed by all the 10 South American nations will be held in Brazil this June.

CONMEBOL is currently working on holding the events for four years after the 2020 tournament, so as to make Copa America equivalent to the European Championship.

The previous tournaments were conducted in unorganized timelines over the years.  

Chile held the 2015 tournament followed by a centenary edition in the United States (2016) and the upcoming event in Brazil (2019).

The United States had proposed to host the 2020 Copa America. 

Delegates

CAPTION: Delegates of CONMEBOL meet for the Copa America 2019 in Brazil

SOURCE: Ronaldo

 

However, CONMEBOL rejected their proposal in order to preserve the historic integrity of Copa.

The 2020 tournament is expected to have 16 contestants with eight in both Argentina and Colombia.

Both the countries will host one semifinal and the final playoff would be in Argentina.

Prior to this Argentina Hosted the Copa America in 2011, while Colombia were hosts in 2001.