The country’s Supreme Court rejected three appeals to cancel the game, which will start on Sunday, and the first match between Brazil and Venezuela will be held in Brasilia.
Although the game was still up in the air a few days ago, it should finally be held: Brazil’s Supreme Court approved 47 on Thursday, June 10.electronic The America’s Cup is the oldest football tournament between national teams in the world. The first was held in 1916. Despite this, in a country where nearly 480,000 people died of Covid-19, the event was held and strict hygiene procedures were applied.
Although voting is still in progress, a majority of 6 of the 11 magistrates of Brazil’s Supreme Court rejected two left-wing parties and a union’s appeal to cancel the competition. The first game in Brasilia.
The Copa America was supposed to be held in Colombia and Argentina a year ago, and then postponed due to the pandemic. Colombia is facing a fierce social rebellion that led to the deaths of dozens of people. It first invoked Covid-19 to postpone the game, but to no avail. Due to the health crisis, Argentina withdrew again two weeks ago.
Instead, the South American Federation (Conmebol), to everyone’s expectation, chose Brazil, the second most bereavement country in the world, where the health status is more worrying than Argentina. The third wave of threats is In the coming weeks.
This is why three appeals were filed to the Supreme Court to invalidate them, but the judges believe that such decisions are not their responsibility. However, the judgment does not represent a blank check in support of the America’s Cup.For Judge Carmen Lucia, it depends on the governors and mayors of the states “Enforce the agreement to avoid “Coronavirus“, As more infections and new strains spread”.
Judge Marco Aurelio Mello also issued a recommendation during the voting:
“The rejection of the appeal does not mean that the competent authority should not make the necessary decisions at the health and safety level to implement an effective agreement.”
Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Pace announced last week that if his health deteriorates, he will not hesitate to ban matches in his city.
Judge Ricardo Lewandowski further called on the government of far-right President Bolsonaro to put forward a detailed plan of preventive measures before the start of the game. Although he also believes that the Supreme Court should not cancel the America’s Cup, he criticized the fact that the government agreed to organize it immediately regardless of the seriousness of the health condition.
“The way our country announced the America’s Cup organization was so sudden, it seems at first glance that this decision was made without a scientific, technological or strategic basis.”, Lamented Judge Lewandowski.