Meeting with Carlos Gruezo no longer possible
Following the start of UEFA EURO 2020 on Friday evening, the 2021 Copa América is kicking off just two days later in Brazil. Sergio Córdova has been called up for Venezuela for the tournament.
Ten countries are competing in the South American competition to take home the trophy. The Copa América was originally going to take place in Argentina and Colombia, however it was moved to Brazil at short notice due to civil unrest and the current situation with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in South America. New hosts Brazil are also the defending champions.
The teams are split into two groups of five, with the four best teams from each group reaching the quarterfinals. The 2021 Copa América final will take place on 11th July, the same day as the final of UEFA EURO 2020.
Venezuela and Sergio Córdova, who has spent this season out on loan at DSC Arminia Bielefeld, face Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru in their group. However, the clash between two FC Augsburg players at the tournament is no longer possible, as Ecuador's Carlos Gruezo recently tested positive for COVID-19 and was subsequently dropped from the squad.
Venezuela’s group stage matches – Group B
Brazil vs. Venezuela, Sunday 13th June at 23:00 CEST in Brasilia
Colombia vs. Venezuela, Thursday 17th June at 23:00 CEST in Goiânia
Venezuela vs. Ecuador, Sunday 20th June at 23:00 CEST in Rio de Janeiro
Venezuela vs. Peru, Sunday 27th June at 23:00 CEST in Brasilia