RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil will be defending its Copa America title on June 13th next year in Medellin (Colombia) against Venezuela. The championship's full schedule was released on Thursday, August 13th, by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). The championship should have been played between June and July 2020, but was deferred to 2021 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Brazilian team is in Group B, based in Colombia, in addition to the Venezuelans and the hosts, Peru, Ecuador, and Qatar, again invited. The current Asian champion was in Brazil for the 2019 edition. After its debut . . .