Brazil named Copa America host after Argentina is stripped

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil will host Copa America for the second consecutive time after Colombia and Argentina were dropped as organizers of the tournament. South American soccer body CONMEBOL announced the decision on Monday on Twitter. Sunday night it ruled out Argentina amid an increase in COVID-19 cases in the country. Colombia was removed as co-host as street protests against President Iván Duque rocked the nation. More than 460,000 people died of COVID-19 in Brazil, with many analysts expecting another wave of the disease to hit the country by late June. Brazil is the defending champion of Copa America, which it hosted in 2019.