Colombia won't co-host next month's Copa America after widespread protests
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Colombia won't co-host next month's Copa America after widespread protests

Colombia will not co-host next month's Copa America due to series of protests in the country. 

South American body CONMEBOL announced on Thursday after a decision was reached less than a month before the opening match. There have been widespread protests against the government in Colombia, with demonstrators disrupting some Copa Libertadores matches.

Protests 

Protests have been ongoing in Colombia since April after the government tried to implement a controversial tax plan.

"We guarantee the realization of the 2021 Copa America and in the coming days will inform on the relocation of those games that were to be held in Colombia," a statement from Conmebol read. 

Argentina has offered to host the entire tournament that is set to kick off on June 13 and run to 10th July. The tournament was due to be held in Barranquilla.