The renowned tournament is about to know the teams that will go to the quarterfinal round, once the matches that will be played on Monday, June 28, conclude. And as in Euro 2020, there is no shortage of exciting encounters. However, far from analyzing them, this time we present you some of the best memes of the Copa América 2021.
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Cavani today pic.twitter.com/P6F4HlxqyZ
& mdash; Fedde70 (@ Fedde70) June 24, 2021
The arrow came back! EDINSON CAVANI. pic.twitter.com/brIgtDmY8n
& mdash; Franco Fernandez (@FrancoSurkov) June 24, 2021
Watching Uruguay vs Bolivia, with my three-year-old daughter Naty; and I ask her, who are you going to? 🤔 to which she answers “Daddy I like it and I want the pink dress” .. she was referring to the referee. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
& mdash; GAMBET KING (@shebelut) June 24, 2021
At last they put the official song of the Copa América 2021 pic.twitter.com/KDk6vDeIPG
& mdash; bokita edits ⚓ (@cabjedits) June 24, 2021
What else then? 😎🇨🇴
The best goal of the Copa America 2021 …
I open debate guys. pic.twitter.com/qQsuQyjHZU
& mdash; Luis Omar Tapia (@LuisOmarTapia) June 24, 2021
James at home watching Luis Díaz’s goal pic.twitter.com/invI1Smlds
& mdash; 🇨🇴 (@bbgoodvm) June 24, 2021
The best assistant in the game … pic.twitter.com/MrOOOOFmpE
& mdash; Oscar J Bautista P (@ojbautistap) June 24, 2021
& mdash; juli (@vareIajuli) June 24, 2021
I after work hoping to relax watching Chile
& mdash; Esteban Guzman (@EGuzman_profe) June 14, 2021
This is the 47th edition of the tournament, the main soccer competition between South American teams, so its organization is carried out through the South American Soccer Confederation (CONMEBOL). The Copa América 2021 began on June 13 and will see its new champion at Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, on July 10.
The 28 matches are distributed in the cities of Brasilia (Mané Garrincha Stadium), Cuiabá (Pantanal Arena), Goiânia (Olympic Stadium) and Rio de Janeiro (Nilton Santos and Maracaná Stadiums). In other words, Brazil turned out to be the recipient of the competition, after Argentina and Colombia went down as hosts.
In the country that gave birth to James Rodríguez – who is not contesting the Copa América 2021, by the way – the third peak of the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus and, not least, the protests against Colombian politics were put as reasons.
Regarding Argentina, the talks between the Ministry of Health and CONMEBOL did not come to fruition, especially due to spikes in infections in the cities that would serve as headquarters.
Once Brazil was defined, it was also known that the matches would be held without the presence of the public and with the utmost care in what has to do with health protocols.
The 47th edition has the participation of 10 teams, all of them members of CONMEBOL: Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
What about the venues that host the competition? CONMEBOL itself is the one that gives the answer.
- Brasilia. The capital of Brazil, filled with works of art by the architects who planned it, Oscar Niemeyer and Lúcio Costa, is the home of the Mané Garrincha Stadium, which was renovated to host the 2014 World Cup.
- Cuiabá. The capital of Mato Grosso and the site of the Arena Pantanal Stadium has a representative in Serie A of the Brazilian Championship, the Cuiabá Esporte Clube. Likewise, it stands out for offering the rich fish of the local gastronomy.
- Goiânia. It is one of the largest cities in the interior of Brazil. It excels in national agricultural production and is proud of its traditional soccer teams: Goiás, Vila Nova and Atlético Goianiense.
- Rio de Janeiro. One of the most recognized tourist attractions in the South American country, the “Wonderful City” boasts groups such as Flamengo, Botafogo, Fluminense and Vasco de Gama, as well as the mythical Maracanã Stadium and the Nilton Santos Stadium.
The Copa América is the oldest competition of its kind and was first played in a test edition in 1910 (the first official edition was held between July 2 and 17, 1916).