Colombia removed as co-hosts for Copa America

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Colombia have been removed as co-hosts for the 2021 Copa America.

It has been reported that there have been widespread protests against the government in Colombia since April. This comes after the government tried to implement a controversial tax plan.

The tournament was set to be held between Colombia and Argentina for the first time in its 105-year history.

This prestigious competition is scheduled to run from 13 June to 10 July 2021 and was due to be held in Barranquilla.

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) took the games off Colombia after previously rejecting a proposal to move them to November, saying it was “impossible”.

“We guarantee the realisation of the 2021 Copa America and in the coming days will inform on the relocation of those games that were to be held in Colombia,” reads the statement.

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