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Argentina was initially set to co-have with Colombia, who were eliminated on 20 May after fights in the country.

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) said Argentina has been taken out due to the “current conditions”.

The nation is right now encountering a flood in Covid-19 cases. Resistance to the competition had developed both inside and outside Argentina’s administration, while Uruguay striker Luis Suarez told columnists on Friday that need must be given “to the wellbeing of individuals”.

Conmebol said, it was presently “breaking down the proposal of different nations” that showed interest in facilitating the 10-group Copa America, which is planned to run from 13 June to 10 July.

The confederation will meet on Monday to settle on the following stages for the competition, which didn’t happen in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Brazil are reigning champs, having won the competition in 2019.