The champions of Copa Libertadores 2021 will qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan in 2021 and will secure the right to compete in the Copa Sudamericana 2022. They will also qualify for the 2022 Copa Libertadores Group Stage automatically.
This is the first season where if the clubs want to compete in South American club competition, they have to be in the top tier of their membership group, except for teams who are winners of the qualification tournaments or the cups. The defending champions are Brazilian club Palmeiras.
Copa Libertadores 2021: When and where is the grand final?
The Copa Libertadores 2021 Final is the last game of the Copa Libertadores of 2021 which determines the winner of the tournament. It will take place on November 20, 2021. The Centenario Stadium will be hosting the Copa Libertadores finale and the Copa Sudamericana tournaments in November in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo. Supporters may be allowed to attend the games despite the ongoing pandemic.
CONMEBOL have explained that Uruguay is the home to the final because of their great battle against the coronavirus because of its good history. About 3,200 deaths from COVID-19 have occurred in South American countries, which are approximately 3.5 million inhabitants. The death rate of COVID-19 has been more than 5.000 individuals in the country of about 3.5 million people, one of the lowest rates in South America.
The Centenario Stadium in Montevideo was built for Uruguay's hosting of the inaugural World Cup in 1930. Uruguay have filed a joint candidacy alongside Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile to host the 2030 World Cup. According to CONMEBOL, the Uruguayan soccer administrators intend to do a "major refurbishment" of the Centenario in the next years.