CONMEBOL Copa America will not be played in Argentina! The announcement came with a tweet: "Conmebol informs that, given the current circumstances, it has decided to suspend the organization of Copa America in Argentina.
The offer of other countries that have expressed interest in hosting the continental tournament is being evaluated." Among the possible options is Chile. The tournament will start on June 13th. Argentina should have co-organized the tournament with Colombia, where the stop came on May 20 following the social unrest over the protests against President Duque which also led to several victims.
For Argentina, however, a halt for the pandemic has arrived: the Minister of Health Carla Vizzotti had recently talked about the difficulties in organizing the Cup given the contagions still rising (35,000 on Sunday). For this reason, a poll showed that 70% of Argentines were against the Cup.
South America still fights with Covid. Argentina in particular has a situation considered particularly at risk, which is why the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) has decided that the America's Cup will have to change location just two weeks before the start.
Virgil Van Dijk and the admiration for Roger Federer
Roger Federer has never worn the gold medal in singles at the Olympics around his neck, having had to settle for silver in London in 2012. During a recent interview, the very strong Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk reiterated all his boundless admiration for the Swiss Maestro.
"When you watch Roger Federer play, it seems to you that he is not sweating. This is an important factor for whoever is on the other side of the net. Maybe you think you're good and find that Roger isn't even squeezing too much.
I also want my opponent to think that I always have the situation under control, even if it may not be the case at the moment," said Van Djik. The Dutchman has missed most of this season due to a serious injury, which is likely to keep him out of the UEFA European Championships scheduled for this summer as well.
Roger Federer is not only an idol for young tennis stars, but also for athletes from other disciplines. In addition to having collected countless triumphs in the last two decades, the former world number 1 was also an example of class, elegance and longevity, managing to be competitive at the highest levels even in old age.
After undergoing two operations on his right knee last year, the Swiss phenomenon made his debut in Doha in 2021, where he reached the quarter-finals, arousing good impressions to his fans. His competitive interlude did not last long, as the King opted for a further block of training with the aim of improving his physical form.
His return is expected next week in Geneva, which will be his only preparation test ahead of Roland Garros. As repeated several times by the same 20-time Grand Slam champion, his mind is already focused on Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics, which have been postponed by twelve months due to the outbreak of the global pandemic.