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Argentina manager disapproves of moving Copa America to Brazil

Thu 03 June 2021 | 12:16

The confederation's controversial decision has been met with much criticism.

Argentina

coach Lionel Scaloni has criticized the CONMEBOL for their decision to reclaim hosting from Argentina and move the competition to Brazil.

The Copa America, which was scheduled to be co-hosted by Argentina and Colombia in 2020, was postponed by a year and moved to Brazil by a CONMEBOL decision due to the severe outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in the two countries. Brazil, meanwhile, is going through one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks in the world and is not in a good position to do so. Now Scaloni has criticized the confederation's decision, claiming that Brazil has worse conditions.

"Some time ago people had been talking about the problems we have as a country to host the Copa America and the effort that the Government and the AFA were making to try to play it in Argentina,"

Scaloni told reporters.

"Colombia had already gone down and in the end it was decided that it should not be done here for a health issue, but now it turns out that we will have to travel to Brazil and with that everything is said.

"Surely Brazil is the same or worse than us and from that place it was a difficult decision to assimilate, but this does not mean that we will have to go play and try to do our best.

"There are still many unknowns, accommodation, where we will train, our perspective changed a lot because before we were going to be on our camp, with all precautions, and now we are faced with this situation that is still alarming and worrying because it is not the ideal place."

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