2022 World Cup qualifiers and Copa America to go ahead

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    Qualifying games for the Qatar 2022 World Cup are being played across South America, despite rising COVID-19 cases there.

    The matches come just days before the Copa America tournament kicks off in Brazil.

    It was a last-minute choice of venue after the original co-hosting countries – Argentina and Colombia – were deemed unsafe.

    Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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