Numerous members of the squads of Manchester United and Manchester City are eagerly awaiting news on the Copa America.
The South American international tournament was due to be played in Argentina and Colombia this summer, with the tournament beginning on June 13th.
However, two significant decisions made on the continent look as though they could have wider implications on the tournament as a whole.
On Thursday, a last-ditch effort to move the competition to November failed and Colombia were then stripped of their co-host status.
The nation, which was due to host the final on July 10, was pushing to have the tournament rescheduled but failed and, in the midst of mass protests across the country, South America’s governing body CONMEBOL announced the decision to strip Colombia of its co-host status.
As part of the announcement, it was stated that details for the rescheduled games that were due to take place in Colombia would be announced in the coming days.
Paraguay and Chile expressed an interest in hosting games and there is the chance that the entire tournament could have been held in Argentina – but the situation has taken a twist once again.
It has been announced that football in Argentina has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic – with a strict lockdown imposed on the country from Saturday amid a rise in cases and a soaring death toll.
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The strict ‘circuit-breaker’ measures are due to last until May 31st, which would leave just under two weeks until the start of Copa America.
Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles and Fred are among those set to represent their nations this summer, alongside Manchester City’s Ederson, Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero.