Analysis: Brazil 2021, the Copa America of discord

As in every Brazilian political-judicial novel, the Supreme Court had the last word and opted to permit the tournament, on condition that a security protocol be presented.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (EFE) Sponsor flight, judicial mess, players' criticism, and 1,800 deaths per day due to Covid-19. Against this backdrop, Copa America will kick off on Sunday in Brazil, a country badly hit by the pandemic that decided to organize at the last minute the most controversial edition in the recent history of the century-old soccer tournament.

The "show" will start at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia with the match between Brazil and Venezuela, after two convulsive weeks that put the celebration of the event at risk.

Nearly two-thirds of Brazilians oppose the . . .

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