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Spirited AFA confirms participation in Relishing Copa America 2021

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As the tournament was moved from Colombia and Argentina to Brazil on short notice, Doubts have been by most players. However, the Argentina Football Association (AFA) has confirmed Argentina will play at the start of the tournament on June 13 in Copa America 2021, played in Brazil.

Negotiations between captains of respective teams to boycott the tournament because this surprise announcement has come amid enormous controversy over whether the game should occur or not due to the COVID-19 situation in the country.

The Argentina squad had not openly declared their opposition to the tournament as Casemiro, Luis Suarez, and Juan Cuadrado have. However, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni voiced his concern over the Copa America 2021 tournament in Brazil.

Scaloni said,

Indeed the conditions [in Brazil] are equal or worse to our own.
From that point of view, it isn't easy to agree with the verdict, but we still have to go. We will play, we are going to try to make Copa America run as well as possible, but there are many unknowns.

AFA released a statement on Sunday confirming that Argentina would compete in the Copa America 2021 tournament.

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AFA's statement read,

Argentina confirms their participation in the Copa America 2021, reflecting the sporting spirit that the team has had throughout their history. With an immeasurable effort from the AFA, which prepared all the necessary tools to guarantee the specific healthcare we need in this challenging time we are undergoing, the national team will advance to Brazil to play in the tournament.Every staff of the Argentina team will work together to overcome this misfortune which, sadly, affects all of us South Americans equally.

time will let us know if the Argentina squad will agree to participate in the significant tournament as Copa America or join ranks with players from other countries and boycott it.

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