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Venezuela sends 14 new players to Copa América after 13 delegation members test positive for COVID-19, a day ahead of opener
The 2021 Copa América is set to get underway in Brazil Sunday with an opening match between Venezuela and the hosts (5 p.m. ET, Fox and Univision/TUDN), but the Venezuela team is going to look awfully different than expected. South American federation CONMEBOL announced Saturday that 13 members of Venezuela’s delegation (including players and others Read more The post Venezuela sends 14 new players to Copa América after 13 delegation members test positive for COVID-19, a day ahead of opener appeared first on Awful Announcing.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected two of three injunctions sought to prevent the Copa America soccer tournament being held in the country because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 10-nation South American event is due to kick off on Sunday at Brasilia's Mané Garrincha stadium despite criticism of its organizer for hastily relocating the tournament from co-hosts Colombia and Argentina.
The court is expected to throw out a third injunction bid and allow the tournament to go ahead.
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Justice Carmen Lucia said in her decision that it does not exempt authorities from adopting public health safety measures needed to prevent transmission of the virus that has killed almost half a million Brazilians.
Last week, the South American Football Confederation unexpectedly relocated the tournament after Colombia was dropped because of civil unrest and Argentina withdrew after a surge in coronavirus infections.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has played down the severity of the coronavirus and fought against lockdowns, threw his support behind the move.
But public health experts and footballers questioned the wisdom of hosting the tournament with a pandemic raging. The injunction requests were presented by opposition parties and the national metalworking industry labor union.
(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; editing by Richard Pullin)
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How to watch Brazil vs. Venezuela in the Copa América on Sunday, June 13. View the original article to see embedded media.Brazil will kick off its Copa América title defense against Venezuela on Sunday under controversial circumstances in the tournament opener in Brasilia. After Colombia and Argentina were removed as hosts, the tournament was moved to Brazil despite the country having the second-most recorded deaths from the coronavirus in the world (480,000). Matters took a turn for the worst when 12 members of the Venezuelan traveling party tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.