After CONMEBOL’s major decision to switch the hosts of 2021 Copa America, the Brazil football team express their discontent.
The Brazil international football team has slammed CONMEBOL for their decision to switch the Copa America location. Howbeit, they have accepted the forced responsibilities landed upon them by the South American football entity.
If you were unaware, Argentina and Colombia were the original co-hosts of the 2021 Copa America. But, the latter was removed on May 20 due to protests happening in the country.
As a result of this, CONMEBOL handed all the work to Argentina alone. However, they had to be taken out due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in the nation. And the governing body consequently named Brazil as the new hosts of the tournament.
After the team’s 2-0 win over Ecuador last week, Selecao captain Casemiro insinuated that the entire squad along with their coach Tite were against this decision. The Brazil team though has now issued an official statement concerning the matter.
“When a Brazilian is born, a fan is born,” the statement reads. “And for more than 200 million fans we write this letter to express our opinion about the Copa America outcome.”
“We are a cohesive group, but with different ideas. For many reasons, humanitarian or professional, we are not satisfied with the conduct shown by CONMEBOL relating to Copa America.”
“All recent facts lead us to believe there has been an inadequate process.”
“It is important to emphasise that at no time did we want to make this a political discussion. We are aware of the importance of our position – we follow what is published by the media, we are present on social media. We also try to avoid false news bearing our names being circulated without the true facts.”
“Finally, we remember that we are workers, soccer professionals. We have a mission to achieve wearing the historic yellow and green jersey of the five-time world champions.”
“We are against the organisation of Copa America, but we will never say no to the Brazilian national team.”