The captain of the Uruguay team, Diego Godín, asked this Monday for “guarantee and tranquility” so that those who participate in the Copa América can face it without worrying about issues outside the sport.
“Where it is played and how it is played is not a matter that we can decide, as we already know, nor that it depends on us. What we want and wish is to have the guarantee and tranquility for all the players in the Copa América. the tranquility and that it can be a great spectacle, as it is, the America’s Cup “, declared Godín.
The Cagliari defender appeared this Monday at a virtual press conference offered by AUF.TV at the end of the training session of the Uruguayan team at the Celeste Complex, on the outskirts of Montevideo, prior to the dispute of the double day of the South American qualifying league for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
“In this case, it is Brazil, they tell us, but we are waiting to have more information. That they tell us in what venue, in what place, in what stadium,” said Godín, who added concern at this time to know which sites can meet with “conditions and infrastructure.”
Preparation, the most important thing
For the captain, the Uruguayan team should only worry about preparing “from the physical and mental” to fight to conquer the sixteenth Copa América of his record.
“We have that illusion and we live it with that joy,” declared Godín, who said he was aware that, in these moments of “losses and horrible things that happen in the world”, athletes have “the responsibility” to bring “joy and passion to homes so that they can enjoy “with them.
The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) announced this Monday that the Copa América postponed from 2020 will be played in Brazil, after this Sunday night it was reported that Argentina would not organize it due to the intensification of the pandemic in that country.
Previously, Colombia, which was going to co-organize the tournament with Argentina, requested a postponement due to the social conflict in that country, which was not accepted by Conmebol. The tournament will run from June 13 to July 10.