The final of this year’s Copa Sudamericana club football competition will be held at the Estadio Defensores del Chaco in Asunción, Paraguay after the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) opted to transfer hosting rights from the Estadio Nacional del Perú in Lima.

Following analysis carried out by members of the Conmebol Council, the match will now take place at Asunción’s 42,000-seat stadium on November 9.

Conmebol did not provide details of the reason for the change of venue but said it had taken into account “organisational issues” surrounding the final in Lima. The Estadio Nacional de Perú has a capacity of 40,000.

The Copa Sudamericana is the second-tier continental competition for football clubs in South America, below the Copa Libertadores. The final of the 2019 Copa Libertadores will take place at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile on November 23.

From this year, the finals of the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana are being held as a one-off match at a neutral venue. The finals have previously been two-legged affairs held at the stadia of the two finalists.

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