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‘A disaster’: Copa América’s makeshift fields spark ire of Argentina players, questions about 2026 World Cup

Jun 22, 2024

The 2024 Copa América opener between Argentina and Canada was played on a pitch that felt “like a trampoline,” or “like walking on a stage” that was “hollow,” players said.

“The field conditions were very ugly,” Argentina defender Cristian Romero said after his team’s 2-0 victory Thursday.

The temporary grass surface at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta “was a disaster,” Argentine goalkeeper Emi Martinez repeated multiple times.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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