Rio de Janeiro mayor warns city could cancel Copa America soccer games

Brazil was unexpectedly named as the host nation on Monday after problems with joint hosts Colombia and Argentina.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (REUTERS) A potential increase in Covid-19 cases in Rio de Janeiro could force the city to abruptly cancel matches in this month’s Copa América, Mayor Eduardo Paes warned on Friday, June 4, less than 10 days before the first tournament match.

An unhappy Paes said he was not consulted about the last-minute decision to host eight Copa games in Rio and said he would not shirk from . . .

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