They say that what starts badly, ends badly, and the Copa America of this 2021 goes that way. Faced with the complications to take it forward in Argentina and Colombia, Brazil took the initiative but in an unusual situation due to the pandemic in the country that registers really worrying numbers. To this, it was added that a large part of the governors and legislators expressed themselves against the position of Jair Bolsonaro, president of the Nation, who supported with his ministers the continuity of the same. However, days before the contest begins, the Federal Supreme Court (STF) expressed itself and will take charge of the definition.» The president of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), Minister Luiz Fux, accepted on Tuesday the request of Minister Carmen Lúcia, who requested the holding of an extraordinary session in the Court to judge the suspension of the Copa America in Brazil, «said the newspaper Globo Esporte.
In this way, the entity, equivalent to the Supreme Court in Argentina, gave rise to the claims of the Workers’ Party (PT) and the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), which had joined the STF with actions aimed at preventing the tournament from being held in the country to continue with this path. The Copa America has as its start date next Sunday, June 13, with the duel between Brazil and Venezuela, at the Mané Garrincha stadium, in Brasilia. The next day it will be Argentina’s turn against Chile, but this may not materialize if it has an adverse result. Thursday will be the key day to resolve whether the event is finally suspended or continues in a country that has nearly 463,000 deaths from Covid-19, in addition to 16.5 million confirmed cases of the disease.