Protests in Colombia
There have been protests towards the federal government in Colombia, together with a nationwide strike

Colombia will now not co-host the 2021 Copa America after a collection of protests within the nation.

The event was set to be held between Colombia and Argentina for the primary time in its 105-year historical past.

There have been widespread protests towards the federal government in Colombia, with demonstrators disrupting some Copa Libertadores matches.

The ultimate of the 10-team event, which runs from 13 June-10 July, was attributable to be held in Barranquilla.

The South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol) took the video games off Colombia after beforehand rejecting a proposal to maneuver them to November, saying it was “not possible”.

“We assure the realisation of the 2021 Copa America and within the coming days will inform on the relocation of these video games that have been to be held in Colombia,” Conmebol stated.

Argentina has supplied to host the whole event.

Protests have been ongoing in Colombia since April after the federal government tried to implement a controversial tax plan.

The proposal was revoked however protestors have continued to reveal towards police brutality, poor wages and an absence of alternatives for younger individuals.

Quite a few continental cup matches have been moved from Colombia to Paraguay and Ecuador due to the protests.

Colombia has additionally been hit exhausting by the coronavirus pandemic, with the dying toll surpassing 83,000 this week.

Argentina is below a strict lockdown till 31 Might after a brand new wave of circumstances within the nation.

Brazil are defending champions from when the event was final held in 2019.

Each recreation of the event shall be shown live on the BBC.

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