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Argentina, Colombia set to be co-hosts of 2020 Copa America

AFP  |  Miami 

and are poised to co-host the 2020 Copa after South America's ruling body once again ruled out a US proposal to host the tournament.

CONMEBOL's ruling council met in on Wednesday to discuss the issue ahead of a meeting in the city on Friday.

"and are shaping up as joint venues of the Copa America-2020," said after rejecting the US offer to host the tournament.

CONMEBOL, which comprises the 10 member federations in South America, said in a statement it had accepted "the nomination of and as joint venues for the 2020 edition of the Copa "

The decision marks the first time in the modern Copa era that the tournament will be split between two countries.

A tournament co-hosted by Argentina and Colombia also presents logistical hurdles, with the two countries separated by some 4,350 miles (7,000 kilometers).

noted that the co-hosting was "subject to the presentation of a detailed proposal by both member associations on the structure and organization of the tournament."

The 2020 Copa America will take place one year after this year's tournament, which is to be staged in between June 14 and July 7.

Last month, the Soccer Federation had issued a proposal to CONMEBOL offering to stage the 2020 Copa America in the in an expanded 16-team competition that would also include six teams from the CONCACAF region.

The event was modelled along the lines of the successful 2016 Copa America held across the US.

The proposed event guaranteed $200 million to be shared amongst competing teams with USD 11 million to be handed to the winner.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 09:50 IST