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Copa Sudamericana final moves from Brasilia to Córdoba

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has announced that the final of its Copa Sudamericana will be relocated from the Brazilian capital of Brasilia to Córdoba in Argentina.

Brasilia’s Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha had been due to host the final on October 1 but the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) requested that the match be relocated due to the general elections that will take place in the country the following day.

The match will now be held at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Córdoba on the same day. The stadium hosted the final of the 2020 Copa Sudamericana, albeit without fans due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time.

The 2021 Copa Sudamericana final took place at the Estadio Centenario in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo. The match, which saw Athletico Paranaense defeat fellow Brazilian team Red Bull Bragantino, was attended by 20,000 fans.

Montevideo also hosted last year’s Copa Libertadores final, with CONMEBOL opting to stage both of its club finals in Uruguay due to the low COVID-19 rate in the country.

The final of this year’s Copa Libertadores will take place at the Estadio Monumental in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Córdoba’s Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes has a capacity of 57,000 and hosted matches during the 1978 FIFA World Cup.

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