BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentinian President Alberto Fernández said Tuesday his country would consider hosting the entire Copa America if Colombia is unable to co-host because of social unrest.
It was the first time an Argentinian official publicly acknowledged the possibility of hosting the full tournament, scheduled for June 13 to July 10.
“We can analyze organizing all of Copa America in Argentina,” Fernández told radio Diez.
Fernández’ statements came as doubts emerged about Colombia’s ability to co-host the tournament amid protests against the administration of President Iván Duque. The Colombian government insists it can.