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Copa America 2021

by Winston Biscuit » 31 May 2021 07:28

Was due to be co hosted by Colombia & Argentina but the former had it taken away from them 10 days ago due to widespread protests going on there. Last night Argentina had it taken from them due to Covid.

13 days until the opening match, currently no host.

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Re: Copa America 2021

by Stranded » 31 May 2021 11:07

Would imagine it will get canned. Argentina didn't want it anymore even before it was canned.

It may go to Chile but even some high profile players are saying it's not a great idea given the current siutation there. Only other option, given the number of players based in Europe is move it to Portugal or similar.

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Re: Copa America 2021

by Ascotexgunner » 31 May 2021 17:21

Surprised the US haven't offered to guest it......

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by Stranded » 31 May 2021 18:23

Now in Brazil apparently, which is crazy given the current health and political situation there.

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Re: Copa America 2021

by Winston Biscuit » 31 May 2021 18:40

Ascotexgunner Surprised the US haven't offered to guest it......


That is what I assumed would end up happening

Going to Brazil though, which seems crazy after the Argies lost it on covid grounds!


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Re: Copa America 2021

by Winston Biscuit » 10 Jun 2021 13:39

Was just reading about how good Brazil are looking at the moment.

Not lost in the managers 24 games against other South American nations, during which they scored 60 and conceded just 6.

The manager has spoken out about wanting the Brazilian FA to arrange a number of friendlies against decent European teams before the Qatar WC as he says the local competition ain't good enough (paraphrasing)

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Re: Copa America 2021

by Sanguine » 15 Jun 2021 14:30

Representation for Blackburn Rovers in the form of Ben Brereton. Former England under-19 international, Brereton's mother is Chilean and he jumped at the chance to represent Chile after a solid season for Rovers. And he started, in the Copa America against Messi's Argentina.

He even went full Chile and took common local nomenclature, with his mother's last name following his father's on his shirt.


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Re: Copa America 2021

by Sutekh » 15 Jun 2021 19:03

The intention is to make the Copa every 4 years played in the same summer as the Euros so why can’t they just wait to 2024 for the next one given the current mess ?

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by Stranded » 18 Jun 2021 08:58

Sutekh The intention is to make the Copa every 4 years played in the same summer as the Euros so why can’t they just wait to 2024 for the next one given the current mess ?


Probably as they would have had to pay money back to broadcasters, sponsors etc. So money.


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Re: Copa America 2021

by Winston Biscuit » 04 Jul 2021 07:30

Peru, Brazil, Colombia and the Argies through to the semi's

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Re: Copa America 2021

by Winston Biscuit » 07 Jul 2021 11:33

Brazil Vs Argentina in the final. Emi Martinez saved 3 pens in the semi shootout

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Re: Copa America 2021

by Deadlock » 11 Jul 2021 01:20

I will be surprised if both teams still have eleven players on the pitch at the end of this game.

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Re: Copa America 2021

by Sanguine » 12 Jul 2021 08:44

To a large extent Messi's win, even if the final was his quietest game. Argentina scored 12 goals in the tournament - Messi scored 4 of them, directly assisted 5, and was involved in the build-up to 2 of the other 3.


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