03 Jun Brazil to open Copa America towards Venezuela in Brasilia; Rio to host ultimate
Hosts Brazil will open the Copa America with a sport towards Venezuela within the capital Brasilia whereas the ultimate will probably be performed at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) stated on Wednesday.
The match, held over from final 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was shifted to Brazil on Monday after authentic co-hosts Argentina and Colombia have been changed on the final minute.
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It will likely be the second time in a row the match has been hosted in Brazil and comes regardless of issues in regards to the well being state of affairs within the nation, which noticed nearly 100,000 new COVID-19 instances reported on Wednesday together with greater than 2,500 deaths, in keeping with authorities information.
Greater than 460,000 Brazilians have died from COVID-19.
The Copa will go forward, nonetheless, with Brazil kicking off Group B towards Venezuela on the Mane Garrincha stadium on June 13. Colombia, Ecuador and Peru are additionally within the group.
Argentina open their marketing campaign at Rio’s Nilton Santos stadium towards Chile on June 14. The group additionally options Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Sources have instructed Football4cast Brasil that Argentina gamers are upset in regards to the determination to maneuver the match they usually even voiced their objections with gamers from the opposite international locations.
Rio is the one metropolis the place two stadiums will probably be used, with the opposite venues in Goiania and Cuiaba.
The semifinals are scheduled for the Nilton Santos stadium on July 5 and the Mane Garrincha a day later.
The Maracana will host the ultimate, the one match to be performed there, on July 10.