Copa America: Brazilian Supreme Court rules tournament can go ahead
|bbc.com 11 Jun 2021 at 04:21|
The judges said that the Brazilian constitution did not give the court the power to block it.
But they said that state governors and city mayors should do more to ensure "appropriate health protocols" are respected.
They also expressed their dismay at President Jair Bolsonaro s last-minute decision to stage the tournament, which will be held with no fans in stadiums.
Teams face mandatory testing every 48 hours. Their movements will be restricted and they will travel to host cities aboard chartered flights.
The tournament, postponed from 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, was originally to have been staged in Colombia and Argentina.
But Colombia was removed as co-host on 20 May because of domestic civil unrest, and Argentina was then stripped of its host status on 30 May, with organisers citing coronavirus concerns and the "present circumstances".