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2020 Copa America postponed

Argentina v Chile: Third Place Match - Copa America Brazil 2019

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JULY 06: Lionel Messi of Argentina and Gary Medel of Chile argue with Referee Mario Diaz de Vivar after being shown the red card during the Copa America Brazil 2019 Third Place match between Argentina and Chile at Arena Corinthians on July 06, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

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It has been announced that the 2020 Copa America tournament has been postponed as soccer’s governing body in South America have followed UEFA’s lead.

Moments after EURO 2020 was postponed and moved to the summer of 2021, the Copa America tournament will follow suit. The tournament was due to be held in Argentina and Colombia from June 12 to July 12 this summer but the plan is now to play the tournament in the summer of 2021 from June 11 to July 11.

With so many of South America’s top players currently playing in Europe, which is now the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, this decision had to come before players tried to return home to Brazil, Argentina and beyond.

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