Copa America: Colombia will now not co-host match after widespread protests

Protests in Colombia

There have been protests against the government in Colombia, including a national strike

Colombia will no longer co-host the 2021 Copa America after a series of protests in the country.

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

There have been widespread protests against the government in Colombia, with demonstrators disrupting some Copa Libertadores matches.

The final of the 10-team tournament, which runs from 13 June-10 July, 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,” Conmebol said.

Argentina has offered to host the entire tournament.

Protests have been ongoing in Colombia since April after the…