Colombia confirmed hosts of 2020 Copa America final


2020 Copa America2020 Copa America tournament will be co-hosted with Argentina and the final is said to take place in Colombia as confirmed by the Colombian Football Federation (FCF).

The tournament is being co-hosted with Argentina, but the FCF said on Friday it will stage the final for only the second time.

Colombia hosted the 2001 competition, when they won their first Copa America title by beating Mexico 1-0 in the final on home soil.

“The executive committee of the Colombian Football Federation is proud and happy to announce that the final of the Copa America Colombia-Argentina 2020 will be played in our country,” an FCF statement said.

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“For Colombia, it is a privilege to have this vote of confidence on the part of CONMEBOL, to elect us as the venue for the final of the most important tournament in South America.

“The South American Football Confederation can be sure that we will make all our efforts and put all our professionalism and work to make the final of the 2020 Copa America a memorable event.

“We will assume this responsibility with great joy, but with a huge commitment. We are convinced that together with Argentina we will make a wonderful Copa America.”

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Argentina, who last hosted the tournament in 2011, booked a semi-final clash with rivals Brazil in this year’s Copa after defeating Venezuela on Friday.

In the other hand Brazil advanced narrowly with a win over Paraguay after a penalty shoot-out on Thursday.

Holders Chile defeated Colombia from this year’s edition of the tournament in penalty shoot-out on Friday when Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez coolly slotted home his penalty to give Chile a chance to be champions for the third consecutive time.


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