Qatar and Australia will not be able to participate in the 2021 Copa America after the dates intersect with their participation in the Asian qualifiers, according to Gonzalo Peloso, Secretary-General of CONMEBOL. Therefore, options for obtaining equipment for its replacement are already being dealt with. Mexico and the United States will be the candidates.
Peloso He preferred not to give details about the possibility of other teams getting the vacancies, but the TUDN series began to speculate about Central America’s chances to enter the tournament, a competition the two teams had previously participated in.
Is your participation really possible? The answer is yes, although it probably isn’t the main team, since both “Tri” and United States of America They will play the Gold Cup in July and August this year. The reason for this is that U-23 classes of both countries may be the ones that could replace it Qatar s Australia.
However, while this possibility is being evaluated in CONMEBOL, Gonzalo Peluso That table of matches fell America’s Cup It will remain unchanged and “in the days of the guest matches, the teams (who were competing) will be free.” The executive also confirmed that the tournament “will be in all its splendor” with 10 or 12 teams.
As you will well remember, the traditional tournament that will be held for the first time in two countries in 2020 has been suspended due to the pandemic. Now, in 2021, it is expected to take place between June 11, with the opening match taking place at the reconfigured Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires, and on July 10, the final to be held at the Roberto Melendez Metropolitan Stadium in Barranquilla. .