translated from Spanish: Chile-Argentina match to open Copa America

The Conmebol revealed in the present day the final fixture of the Copa América 2021, which will be held in Argentina and Colombia, contest where the ‘Roja’ will be part of the inaugural match against the ‘albiceleste’. The team led by Uruguayan Martín Lasarte will star in the first match of the competition, on June 13 against Argentina, one of the hosts, at the Estadio Monumental de Núñez. The final, meanwhile, will be played on July 10. After measuring Lionel Messi’s combined, Chile will face Bolivia at the Argentine Falklands of Mendoza on June 17, 20 with Uruguay also in Mendoza and 23rd with Paraguay in Santiago del Estero.» The tournament does not change format and will be played by the 10 national teams of South America, in cities located at the north and south ends of our continent,» clarified the governing body of the regional football.» In the absence of guest selections (Qatar and Australia), Conmebol rescheduled matches and venues, in order to maintain the high level of competitiveness and offer a historic tournament to millions of fans around the world»; Added. In conclusion, the conteo presiding over the Paraguayan Alejandro Domínguez indicated that «in 2020, the Conmebol decided to suspend the Copa America planned for that year due to the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, health protocols were developed in close cooperation with the authorities of the 10 countries, allowing the resumption of club and selection competitions on the continent.»



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