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Maracana stadium will solely host the ultimate throughout Copa America 2021.

Maracana stadium may be seen behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AP

South American soccer physique CONMEBOL introduced on Wednesday that the historic Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host the ultimate of Copa America on 10 July. It additionally picked Brazil in opposition to Venezuela because the opener on 13 June at Brasilia’s Mané Garrincha stadium.

The decider of the South American championship would be the solely match of the match on the Maracanã, which additionally hosted the ultimate two years in the past when Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win its ninth title.

CONMEBOL selected Brazil as a alternative host on Monday after Argentina was dropped due to the unfold of COVID-19 . Colombia was eliminated as a co-host on 20 Might amid road protests in opposition to President Iván Duque.

Many well being specialists criticized the transfer to convey Copa America to Brazil, the place the dying toll is at the moment at greater than 465,000.

The format of the match, with two teams of 5, was maintained. Group A consists of Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay. Group B has Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru. The 4 greatest of every group advance to the knockout stage.

The semifinals will likely be on the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio on 5 July and on the Mané Garrincha in Brasilia on the following day. Quarter-finals will happen on 2 July on the Nilton Santos and Goiania’s Olimpico stadium, and three July on the similar Olimpico stadium and Brasilia’s Mané Garrincha.

Rio and Brasilia will host eight matches of the match every. Goiânia may have seven video games and Cuiabá, 5, all within the group stage. As a result of pandemic, spectators won’t be able to attend any Copa America matches.

Governors of the states of all host cities are allies of President Jair Bolsonaro, who is among the major advocates for the occasion.

After the opener, Brazil will play in opposition to Peru and Colombia on the Nilton Santos stadium and end their group-stage marketing campaign in opposition to Ecuador in Goiânia. If the hosts end on the highest of their group they might play all knockout stage matches in Rio.

Lionel Messi and Argentina will play their first match within the match in opposition to Chile on the Nilton Santos, conflict with Uruguay and Paraguay in Brasilia, and eventually face Bolivia in Cuiabá.

Following are the Copa America’s group stage matches:

Rio de Janeiro: Argentina vs Chile (June 14), Brazil vs Peru (17), Venezuela vs Ecuador (20), Brazil vs Colombia (23), and Uruguay vs Paraguay (28).

Brasilia: Brazil vs Venezuela (June 13), Argentina vs Uruguay (18), Argentina vs Paraguay (21), Chile vs Paraguay (24), and Venezuela vs Peru (27).

Goiânia: Paraguay vs Bolivia (June 14), Colombia vs Venezuela (17), Colombia vs Peru (20), Ecuador vs Peru (23), and Brazil vs Ecuador (27).

Cuiabá: Colombia vs Ecuador (June 13), Chile vs Bolivia (18), Uruguay vs Chile (21), Bolivia vs Uruguay (24), and Bolivia vs Argentina (28).

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Updated: June 3, 2021 — 6:53 am

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