Club América vs. CD Olimpia: Live stream, start time, TV channel, how to watch CONCACAF ...

Club América takes on CF Olimpia Wednesday as each team looks to punch its ticket to the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. América out of Liga MX holds a 2-1 lead heading into the 2nd leg match at Azteca Stadium. América currently sits second in the Mexican League standings as it looks to make a splash in the international stage. Henry Martín and Roger Martínez have led the way for them on offense this season. On the other side, Olimpia currently sits atop the Group B standings in the Honduran Primera Division.

Wednesday’s match will air on FOX Sports 2. If you don’t have cable, you can watch the game online for free by signing up for a free trial of fuboTV or Sling.

Club América vs. CD Olimpia (CONCACAF Champions League 2021)

Start time: 8 p.m. EST

TV channel: FOX Sports 2 (Channel finder: Verizon Fios | AT&T U-verse | Comcast Xfinity | Spectrum/Charter | Optimum/Altice | DIRECTV | Dish | Hulu | fuboTV | Sling.)

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More international soccer coverage via the Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — This year’s Copa America tournament will be played “with or without fans,” CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez said Wednesday.

Dominguez had said late last year that the tournament in Argentina and Colombia, which is scheduled to start June 13, could be in doubt because of the coronavirus pandemic.

But in an interview with The Associated Press, the leader of the South American football confederation pledged that the tournament will go ahead “as planned.”

It’s still unclear whether fans will be allowed to watch, however.

“That depends on the effectiveness of health campaigns and policies,” he said.

Deaths and hospitalizations caused by COVID-19 are on the rise in South America. Brazil’s death toll, second only to the United States’, is expected to go past 360,000 on Wednesday. The country’s seven-day average number of deaths hit a new record on Monday at 3,124. Several state championships were suspended in Brazil because of the collapse of the health care system.

Other countries in the region are also experiencing a rise in virus cases, which many health analysts have blamed on a potentially more contagious variant coming from Brazil.

CONMEBOL announced on Tuesday it will receive a donation of 50,000 vaccines from Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac. Players taking part in the Copa America are expected to be vaccinated, but local health authorities have said footballers will not be allowed to cut in line.

Dominguez said vaccination will not be mandatory for players.

“We are not in a position to force anyone, and we won’t do it,” he said. “We will give it to clubs, players, coaching staffs, the whole soccer ecosystem. It is going to be a personal decision.”

The donation will arrive in May in Uruguay, whose government negotiated the deal with Sinovac on behalf of CONMEBOL.

Dominguez defended the decision to accept the vaccines and insisted that CONMEBOL was not taking doses away from others who need them more.

“It is not a batch that belonged to another country, it is a special batch for South American soccer made by Sinovac,” the CONMEBOL president said. “We can’t allow political opportunism for some to say this belonged to a group or to another country. This is management, we did it ourselves and we had open doors and great solidarity from the company.”

However, the donation has been criticized by other soccer figures.

“Soccer is fun, entertainment. Why should I take a vaccine ahead of essential workers just because I chair a soccer club?” Andres Rueda, president of Brazilian club Santos, told broadcaster SporTV.

Dominguez also hopes the access to vaccines will end European clubs’ concerns over allowing their players to come to South America for World Cup qualifiers. The two rounds scheduled for March had to be postponed as the virus spread in the region.

“I am surprised that FIFA has suspended the fixtures of CONMEBOL and still has authorized fixtures in Europe,” Dominguez said. “We hope we will play in June, let’s see how we reschedule the postponed fixtures.”

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AP Sports Writer Mauricio Savarese contributed to this report from Sao Paulo.

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