MADRID, 11 Jun. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Copa América will begin this Sunday in Brazil after the Federal Supreme Court (STF) rejected on Thursday the actions that demanded that it not be held due to the situation of the coronavirus pandemic in the South American giant.
The competition, which was originally going to be hosted by Colombia, where it was canceled due to protests, and in Argentina, which canceled the event due to COVID-19, will now take place in Brazilian territory.
Specifically, the matches will take place in four locations, the states of Rio de Janeiro, Goias, Mato Grosso and the Federal District, reports the Brazilian media G1.
The decision to make Brazil host the tournament has been supported by the country’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, although it has aroused numerous criticisms due to the severity of the pandemic in the country, for which the celebration was brought to a virtual plenary of the Supreme.
The members of the court have rejected the three actions presented by entities and opposition parties against the Executive’s decision to bring the competition to the country, although they have advocated having protocols for the prevention of infections.
The Copa América will take place from June 13 to July 10. The opening of the competition will take place at the Mané Garrincha stadium, in Brasilia, and the final at the emblematic Macaraná, in Rio de Janeiro.