June 8 – Brazil won’t boycott the Copa America on home soil despite the team’s players expected release of a statement today (Tuesday) expressing their criticism at the way organisers and the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) have pressed ahead with the tournament in the pandemic-stricken country.
June 7 – Bruised and battered by a combination of the Covid crisis and political unrest, the Copa America has suffered another blow with Brazil’s star players lambasting the hosting of the tournament that starts June 13.
By Samindra Kunti
June 7 – Brazil supremo Rogerio Caboclo has been suspended for 30 days from his presidency at the Confederation of Brazilian Football (CBF) after a formal accusation of sexual harassment.
June 3 – Conmebol president Alexandre Dominguez (pictured) has defended the ruling body’s last-minute and controversial decision to shift the Copa America from both Argentina and Colombia to Brazil following criticism from the international players’ union FIFPro.
By Samindra Kunti
June 2 – Brazil has confirmed Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Cuiaba and Goiania as the host cities for the 2020 Copa America in a fortnight’s time after both Argentina and Colombia were stripped of the hosting only for Jair Bolsonaro and Brazil, one of the epicenters of the global health crisis, to step in at the eleventh hour.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 1 – The Copa America, the world’s oldest continental football competition, has been plunged into chaos after Argentina followed Colombia in being stripped of co-hosting rights, with the tournament now set to take place at the 11thhour in Brazil.
May 26 – A former secretary general of Conmebol, Eduardo Deluca (pictured), has been fined CHF 5,000 as part of an official Swiss inquiry into money laundering.
May 21 – Just weeks before the start of the tournament, Colombia have been stripped of joint hosting rights for the Copa America, leaving Argentina to stage the entire event next month or share with 11th-hour replacement co-hosts.
May 20 – Argentina have offered to stage the whole of the Copa America on their own rather than share with joint hosts Colombia, where a wave of civil unrest has rocked the country since late April.
May 17 – Organisers of the oldest continental competition in world football, the Copa America, are reported to be backing joint hosts Colombia to stage this year’s tournament despite widespread civil unrest.
May 14 – Conmebol has picked Montevideo and the historic Estadio Centenario as the venue for the 2021 final of both its flagship club competitions, the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sul-Americana.
May 12 – The much-plagued Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is experiencing an internal crisis with supremo Rogerio Caboclo (pictured) on the brink of exiting the governing body.
April 26 – South American football will face a demanding calendar this summer as governing body Conmebol announced that World Cup qualifying will resume in June before the Copa America kicks off.
April 14 – In an act of football diplomacy, China and pharmaceutical company Sinovac have donated 50,000 doses of their Covid-19 vaccine to Conmebol, with the South American governing body indicating it will inoculate top-flight players around the continent.
April 12 – Flamengo claimed their first prize of the season winning the Brazilian Super Cup 6-5 on penalties against Palmeiras on Sunday.