Yesterday, Thursday, the Brazilian Supreme Court granted the green light to hold the “Copa America” tournament, after a long day of hearings on several requests submitted to it to prevent the holding of the continental championship in the country.
And 6 judges out of 11 voted, during a hypothetical extraordinary session of the court, in favor of holding the tournament in Brazil.
Thus, the tournament, which includes 10 teams, will start on Sunday, and will continue until the tenth of next July, which was originally scheduled in Colombia and Argentina, but the first was excluded due to violent anti-government protests, and the second due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.
Brazil intervened last week to rescue the tournament, although it also suffers from “Covid-19”.
The Brazilian Supreme Court had agreed to consider two calls submitted by the National Metal Workers Union and opposition member of Parliament Julio Delgado, to prevent the tournament from being held in Brazil, due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.
The epidemic has so far claimed the lives of nearly 475,000 people in Brazil, which ranks second in terms of the number of deaths, behind the United States.