The Argentine Football Association (AFA) confirmed today that the Argentine National Team will travel to Brazil to play the Copa América, “as reflected by its sportsmanship throughout history.”

In a statement published on the entity’s social networks, the AFA pointed out that “the Argentine National Team confirms its participation in the Copa América 2021, as reflected by its sportsmanship throughout history.”

“With an enormous effort from the Argentine Football Association, which made all the necessary tools available to guarantee each of the specific care requested in this difficult time we are going through, the National Team will travel to Brazil to play the continental tournament”, added the brief.

Along these lines, he concluded: “All the staff of the Albiceleste team will work together to overcome this adversity that, unfortunately, affects all South Americans equally.”

The body’s message came amid the controversy over the possible refusal of Brazilian players to participate in the tournament, as a result of the health situation in that country, although the decision will be known this Tuesday after their match with Paraguay by the South American Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

“We cannot talk about this matter, but everyone knows our position. It is clearer, impossible what we think about the Copa América. We want to express our opinion after the match against Paraguay,” Casemiro, captain of the National Team, said days ago. from Brazil.

In addition, he added: “We do not want to deviate from the focus of the Qualifiers and the qualification to the World Cup. It is not me, we are all, with Tite (coach). All together.”

For his part, despite the position of the footballers, President Jair Bolsonaro held a meeting by teleconference with the Conmebol Council in which he reiterated his support for the holding of the America’s Cup in that territory.

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