Argentina to work with U.S. to ban violent Copa América fans

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Argentina's government has shared a list of known violent football supporters in the country with United States authorities ahead of this summer's Copa América.

The tournament will be held in 14 cities across the United States from June 20 to July 14, with Argentina the defending champions.

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Argentina's minister of Minister of Security, Patricia Bullrich wrote on X: "COPA AMÉRICA 2024 WITHOUT VIOLENT ARGENTINES. We have agreed with the U.S. to provide information from the #TribunaSegura (SafeStand) program on all the violent offenders who we prohibit from entering football stadiums, so that none of them can enter [U.S.] stadiums during the competition."

Argentina's Ministry of Security also stated that there is an agreement between the countries of cooperation on security matters to combat violence in sporting events.

Launched by the Argentinian government in 2016, the Tribuna Segura (Safe Stand) program, carries out identity checks to prevent criminals from entering stadiums.

Earlier this week, the Argentinian government announced it had banned indefinitely 57 ultra Boca Juniors fans from entering stadiums after a police check found weapons and drugs that they were carrying ahead of the League Cup finals between Boca and Estudiantes on May 1.

World Cup winners Argentina begin their Copa América defence against Canada on June 20, in Atlanta, before taking on Chile in New Jersey five days later.

They face Peru in their last group game in Miami on June 2.