Brazil players criticise Copa America organisers

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Brazil players have bemoaned the decision to go ahead with Copa America, which is set to start on Sunday, 13 June.

However, the players vowed to not boycott the tournament despite not being satisfied with the way the Copa America has been handled by Conmebol.

The competition was moved from Argentina earlier this month due to a surge of Covid-19 cases by the South American Football Confederation Conmebol.

Meanwhile, Colombia had already been removed as the co-hosts of the tournament amid the civil unrest that has been going on since April.

“For different reasons, be they humanitarian or professional, we are not satisfied with the way the Copa America has been handled by Conmebol,” said the players.

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has defended the decision to allow the tournament to go ahead in his country, insisting it did not pose a health risk, as reported by BBC Sport.

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By FARPost Reporter

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